'Weekend Update' Goes Primetime

By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 4, 2009 6:57 AM CDT
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, right, appears on the "Saturday Night Live" signature "Weekend Update" segment with Seth Meyers.   (AP Photo/ Dana Edelson, NBC)
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(Newser) – Fans of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment won't have to wait for the weekend to get their update, as NBC plans to air up to 13 primetime, half-hour episodes on Thursday nights next season, the New York Times reports. Seth Meyers will reprise his usual hosting gig, though "Update" vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will likely be tapped for guest appearances.