Saturday Night Live

NBC | 11:29 pm

Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in "Saturday Night Live" history, is expected to be among the returnees as this Emmy-winning late-night comedy series opens Season 47. As usual, though, the status of several other main players — including fan favorite Kate McKinnon, who has won two Emmys during her run — is still hazy. Lorne Michaels reportedly has been making it easier for performers including McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong to make time in their schedule for other gigs in addition to "SNL."