'Saturday Night Live' segment 'Weekend Update' is getting its own show

"Weekend Update", which comments on and satirizes the news and current affairs of the week, has consistently ranked as one of the most popular segments of "Saturday NightLive" throughout the show's storied 42-year history.

"We're thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Che continuing their unique brand of news with fresh "Weekend Update" shows in primetime this August", he continued.

The summer edition of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update will air at 9 ET/PT. Primetime editions of Weekend Update have also aired on Thursdays in the fall of 2008, 2009 and 2012, sometimes focused on presidential elections, but this marks its first summer run.

The primetime edition of Weekend Update will air four 30-minute episodes starting August 10 at 9 p.m. on NBC. There's also a chance that other Saturday Night Live comedians will also be making appearances during the summer episodes.

"SNL" is going to miss its summer vacation this year.

"SNL" is experiencing a ratings resurgence and getting a lot of buzz for its take on President Donald Trump and his administration.

"'SNL' is having its best season in a quarter of a century", Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment said in a statement. Politico first reported last month that NBC will be exploring a weekly "Weekend Update" series to "help NBC capitalize on a topsy turvy news cycle".

As for Greenblatt's ratings boast, "SNL" ratings have been up this season. The show this season has been seen by an average of 11 million viewers over a 7-day period, or the biggest crowd in 24 years.