By Christopher Rosen
Updated November 18, 2016 at 08:27 PM EST
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GALLERY: Biggest TV Stories of 2016: All Crops: 611928058.JPG SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE "Margot Robbie" Episode 1705 Air date: October 1, 2016 Pictured: Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump
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Alec Baldwin will return to Saturday Night Live to play Donald Trump during this weekend’s episode, a source close to the show confirmed to EW.

Baldwin memorably impersonated the president-elect throughout the fall, but did not appear on last week’s post-election episode with host Dave Chappelle (while Trump was referenced frequently during the episode, no sketch was built around him as a character).

Last week, Baldwin discussed playing Trump on the show, saying, “I’m not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy and they ask you to do that, most of the time, there’s some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like. Trump is somebody who — I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.”

This weekend’s SNL will be hosted by Kristen Wiig and feature musical guest The xx.

Episode Recaps

Saturday Night Live - Season 42

Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 46
rating
  • TV-14
genre
airs
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
creator
  • Lorne Michaels
network
  • NBC
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