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Season 37
Premier: October 24, 2011
Last episode: May 19, 2012
Episodes: 22
Weekend Update anchor(s): Seth Meyers
Season Chronology
Previous Season 36
Next Season 38

The thirty-seventh season of Saturday Night Live premiered on September 24, 2011 and ended on May 19, 2012. This is the final season for Paul Brittain, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott as cast members, and the first season to star Kate McKinnon as a cast member. Nasim Pedrad was upgraded to repertory status.





  • Paul Brittain: Last January 14
  • Kate McKinnon: First April 7


 Aired   Scheduled 

Date Image Host Music Guest
September 24, 2011 11ahost1 Alec Baldwin Radiohead
October 1, 2011 11bhost1 Melissa McCarthy Lady Antebellum
October 8, 2011 11chost1 Ben Stiller Foster the People
October 15, 2011 11dhost1 Anna Faris Drake
November 5, 2011 11ehost1 Charlie Day Maroon 5
November 12, 2011 11fhost1 Emma Stone Coldplay
November 19, 2011 11ghost1 Jason Segel Florence + the Machine
December 3, 2011 11hhost1 Steve Buscemi The Black Keys
December 10, 2011 11ihost1 Katy Perry Robyn
December 17, 2011 11jhost1 Jimmy Fallon Michael Bublé
January 7, 2012 11khost1 Charles Barkley Kelly Clarkson
January 14, 2012 11lhost5 Daniel Radcliffe Lana Del Rey
February 4, 2012 11mhost1 Channing Tatum Bon Iver
February 11, 2012 11nhost1 Zooey Deschanel Karmin
February 18, 2012 11ohost6 Maya Rudolph Sleigh Bells
March 3, 2012 11phost1 Lindsay Lohan Jack White
March 10, 2012 11qhost1 Jonah Hill The Shins
April 7, 2012 11rhost1 Sofía Vergara One Direction
April 14, 2012 11shost1 Josh Brolin Gotye
May 5, 2012 11thost1 Eli Manning Rihanna
May 12, 2012 11uhost1 Will Ferrell Usher
May 19, 2012 11vhost1 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck


  • Alec Baldwin, who hosted the September 24, 2011 episode and the season premiere, attains the record of most frequent host which was formerly shared with him and Steve Martin, with sixteen times hosting. That episode was also Baldwin's first time hosting a season premiere, and has joined Martin in becoming one of two men to host a season premiere, a Christmas episode and a season finale.
  • With this season Seth Meyers surpasses Tina Fey as the longest serving Weekend Update anchor, though she remains the longest serving female Update anchor.


Preceded by:
Season 36
Season 37
(2011 - 2012)
Followed by:
Season 38

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