|Premier:||September 25, 1993|
|Last episode:||May 14, 1994|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):||Kevin Nealon|
Season 19 premiered on September 25, 1993 with host Charles Barkley and musical guest, Nirvana. The season's finale was hosted by Heather Locklear on May 14, 1994 and concluded with the cast singing So Long, Farewell, as it was the last show for Phil Hartman; Melanie Hutsell, Rob Schneider, and Julia Sweeney also did not return for season 20. Norm MacDonald, Jay Mohr and Sarah Silverman made several appearances during monologues earlier on in the season before being added as featured players to the cast; Silverman did not stay for the following season. Michael McKean joined the cast for the final six episodes.
The previous system of organizing the cast into three categories was abolished, with all five members of the middle group upgraded to repertory status.
- Michael McKean: First March 12
(1993 - 1994)