|Premier:||October 4, 2003|
|Last episode:||May 15, 2004|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):|| Jimmy Fallon|
Season 29 had to overcome the departures of fan favorites Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan, who all left the show the past two seasons. New cast members Finesse Mitchell and Kenan Thompson were hired to start the season. The season premiere was on October 4, 2003 and was hosted by Jack Black. The season finale, which was hosted by the Olsen Twins on May 15, 2004, was the final episode for Jimmy Fallon, who had been with the cast since season 24.
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(2003 - 2004)