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SNL's 'Weekend Update' could get a Thursday night spin-off later this year

NBC is reportedly in talks to create a weeknight spin-off of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," Politico Playbook reports. The 30-minute primetime edition of the SNL staple "could help NBC capitalize on a topsy turvy news cycle," Politico adds.

The talks come as SNL's viewership has ticked up 22 percent, with the show experiencing its best start in over 20 years. "Weekend Update" is SNL's longest running skit, with Colin Jost and Michael Che serving as the current anchors.

The spin-off could be on air as soon as later this year. NBC is reportedly considering Thursday evenings for the program.