‘Saturday Night Live’ Veteran Gets a Talk Show

Mar 9, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A high-profile comedian who’s a veteran of five seasons as a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” just got a new talk show. Netflix announced plans today for a show to be hosted by Norm Macdonald.

Macdonald was a regular on “SNL” from 1993-1998, including a stretch as “Weekend Update” anchor. He is also known for his frequent late-night talk show appearances, and had his own ABC sitcom, “The Norm Show” (later “Norm”), which ran for three seasons from 1999-2001.

The new Netflix show, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” is described by the streamer as “a talk show with Norm Macdonald as host, along with his trusty sidekick, Adam Eget, and one celebrity guest for each episode. The show will deliver great and unexpected conversation, jokes and a behind-the-scenes look at Norm’s world.”

The show is produced under Macdonald’s production banner, Anchor Spud Productions, along with Pygmy Wolf Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. Macdonald is host, executive producer and co-showrunner, with Lori Jo Hoekstra on board as executive producer and co-showrunner.

KP Anderson and Daniel Kellison are also executive producers, and David Letterman will be a part of the show, with Netflix listing him as location scout.

The series has a 10-episode order.

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