Multiple production sources tell TMZ … the “live from New York” aspect of the show will be true for the first time since March 7, but don’t expect a live audience. We’re told it won’t happen, at least not for a while.
Next, our sources say “SNL” is exploring large spaces around New York, along with warehouses in Brooklyn and Jersey, to shoot some of the pre-recorded sketches. We are told that they are looking for a place that allows adequate social distancing and security for the cast and crew that Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H cannot provide.
Finally, our sources say Zoom could still be used for celebrity guests … just like it was in the 3 spring shows with stars like Tom Hanks is Brad Pitt.
The iconic comic sketch revealed its expected return on October 3. We’re told a small production crew will be at 30 Rock next week to get ready.
It’s unclear how the cast will handle studio rehearsals – or who will include the cast for that matter – but it should be fun to find out.
We contacted a spokesperson for “SNL” … no response.