One of the most popular segments of "Saturday Night Live" has always been the Weekend Update. Due to the consistent success of the segment and the high ratings overall, producers of "SNL" have decided to make it a show all on its own.

Coming in August

"Weekend Update" as a standalone show will premiere on Thursday, August 10 in a sweet prime time slot. The half-hour show will be hosted by the usual hosts, Michael Che and Colin Jost. Other "Saturday Night Live" cast members will sometimes make appearances on the new show. "SNL" can thank the recent political craziness for the soar in ratings. Many considered the long running sketch comedy show to be in a slump until the 2016 presidential election came along.

The antics of Donald Trump gave "SNL" writers an endless amount of material to work with.

One of the co-anchors of "Weekend Update" is 33-year-old comedian Michael Che. Che has been in the news a lot lately because of a recent comment he made. Che said that Boston was the most racist city he has ever visited. Bostonians didn't take very well to the comment, but Che refused to apologize. The other co-anchor of "Weekend Update," Colin Jost, is a Harvard graduate who has been writing for "Saturday Night Live" since 2005. Che and Jost make a dynamic duo leading the news desk, and fans will certainly be tuning in this August. For now, the network has only committed to four episodes of "Weekend Update." If the show proves it can stand alone, it's likely that more episodes will be ordered.

Next week on 'SNL'

"Saturday Night Live" has been airing reruns for the past few weeks.

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Fans will be happy to know that an all-new episode will be out on April 8, with comedian Louis C.K. as the host and The Chainsmokers as the musical guest. Louis C.K. has hosted "SNL" three times before. His first time hosting took place in November of 2012. Since that time, he came back to host again in 2014 and 2015, and now in 2017. April 8 will mark the first time that The Chainsmokers will have performed on "SNL."