Jimmy Fallon

Is watching 'Saturday Night Live' in prime time different? Not so much.

Is watching 'Saturday Night Live' in prime time different? Not so much.

Hosted by alumnus Jimmy Fallon, "Saturday Night Live" went out live coast to coast for the first time Saturday night. Which is to say, it was business as usual back East, where the show has aired live at 11:30 p.m. for 42 years, and unusual out West, where it is shown at the same hour, on tape. Here in the Pacific time zone this week, the curtain rose at 8:30 p.m., smack in the middle of the prime time for which the shows' original players were said not to be ready.

And though I suppose there are those for whom watching "SNL" before "Dateline" is a novelty worth noting, and some for whom the scheduling offered a chance to catch the show and turn in...

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