Strike! (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

The 19th episode of the 48th season of Saturday Night Live was supposed to air on May 6, 2023, with host Pete Davidson and musical guest Lil Uzi Vert. But alas it’s been canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike. I would’ve been using this space to review that episode, so instead I’ll voice my support for the writers, who as far as I can tell just want to be compensated fairly.

Two other episodes were also booked for later this May, with hosts Kieran Culkin and Jennifer Coolidge, and musical guests Foo Fighters and Labrinth. Those look like they’ve been canceled as well, so the Ana de Armas/Karol G episode appears to now be the de facto season finale.

I’ll have more to say about the best of the entire season soon. But in the meantime, here’s my message for the showbiz industry: please don’t make any more new SNL (or any new TV in general) until the writers are treated with a little more respect!