After Trump SNL, 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time

Strugglers will get 12 NBC minutes this weekend
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2015 1:57 AM CST
After Trump SNL , 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time
Taran Killam, left, Donald Trump, center, and Darrell Hammond perform during the monologue on "Saturday Night Live" on Nov. 7, 2015.   (Dana Edelson/NBC via AP)

Live from New York, it's ... Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham? The four struggling GOP candidates requested equal airtime after Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance earlier this month and NBC has agreed to provide it, although they won't be actually hosting the show, Variety reports. Instead, the candidates will be granted 12 minutes and five seconds—the same amount of time Trump was on screen—on 18 affiliate stations in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina during prime-time hours this Friday and on SNL Nov. 28, according to the Hollywood Reporter. George Pataki is also in talks with the network for equal time, reports the Verge, which notes that the situation should provide SNL with "some decent sketch fodder." (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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