Forever considered “Saturday Night Dead” on the West Coast, NBC is making amends this season by actually airing the New York show live in all time zones.

Melissa McCarthy on “Saturday Night Live” as White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Photo via YouTube.com
No, SNL won’t perform the same acts three times as the clock hits 11:30.

“The final four episodes — featuring Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson as host — will be broadcast live at 10:30 p.m. Central, 9:30 Mountain and 8:30 Pacific instead of all airing at 11:30 p.m. in each respective time zone as it has in the past,” says the New York Daily News.

Digital Spy noted: “The Rock seems particularly excited about the finale, writing on Instagram: ‘Honored to host the Season Finale of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and join their illustrious, exclusive and highly sexy 5X Host Club! I started my career 20yrs ago in NYC [for the WWE] and from that [very] first night, the city embraced me as a son.

“This SNL is special. I’m coming home to make history and have a KILLER show with the brilliant SNL cast and production. (I may or may not get slightly drunk 3 out of the 7 days I’m there)”

McCarthy is expected to reprise her take on White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Hawaii will see SNL on tape delay, however.

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