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'SNL' cancels Pete Davidson-hosted episode due to WGA strike

'SNL' cancels Pete Davidson-hosted episode due to WGA strike Pete Davidson making a peace sign on the Met Gala red carpet. He is wearing a black bucket hat, black sunglasses, and a long black coat over a graphic tee.

With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike underway, Saturday Night Live has canceled its upcoming May 6 show.

The show would have marked SNL alum Pete Davidson's hosting debut, with Lil Uzi Vert scheduled as the musical guest. This episode also would have been one of the last of the season, which was originally set to conclude May 20.

"SNL will air repeats until further notice starting Saturday, May 6," NBC revealed in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Emmy-winning sketch show is the latest to announce it will be going dark as a result of the WGA strike. Other late-night TV shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Daily Show have also shut down production.

The WGA strike comes after six weeks of negotiation between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP). The parties disagreed on matters including pay for writers, compensation for streaming shows, and the use of artificial intelligence in writing. With the AMPTP unwilling to meet demands, the WGA initiated the first WGA strike since 2007-2008. SNL was off the air for the entirety of that strike, only returning once it ended.