Some questions about the show as season 39 comes to a close
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Will 'Weekend Update' pull up in time or complete crash by season’s end?
No one expected things to work smoothly out of the gate after Seth Meyers’ departure, but the Colin Jost/Cecily Strong experiment has almost completely failed in its early goings. Jost is a Meyers’ comedy disciple, but he’s also so similar in tone and perspective to his mentor that “Update” feels like a pale shadow of a former version rather than a new iteration of the tried and true format. With only a few shows left, “SNL” needs to take some chances with “Update” and offer up a glimpse of something unique this pair can offer. If not, it may be time to pull the plug and go in a different direction this Fall.