Saturday Night Live
“Saturday Night Live” will not air a new episode tonight but will return in May. Will Heath/NBC

After airing its first ever live coast-to-coast episode on April 15, “Saturday Night Live” will take another short break and not air live tonight. The series will return with new episodes on May 6 when “Wonder Woman” actor Chris Pine hosts.

Following an episode hosted by “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon last weekend, the late-night series will take two weeks off before it comes back with the first of the final three Season 42 episodes and will continue with the live across all time zones format.

The experiment proved to be successful for the series as the show delivered its highest ratings since February. The episode, which also featured Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy reprising their President Donald Trump and Sean Spicer roles, averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Variety reports.

NBC also noted the episode was a hit online. A press release read, “Online, Nielsen Social tracked 457,000 interactions from 195,000 unique users, making last night’s ‘SNL’ the most social comedy broadcast of the month to date.”

According to NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, having the episodes air live across the country is great for fans of the show. “That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time. Kudos to Lorne Michaels, the producers and cast for making SNL one of the most relevant and anticipated shows in the zeitgeist,” he said.

Following Chris Pine’s May 6 episode, which will include musical guest LCD Soundsystem, Melissa McCarthy will return on May 13 to host. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will then host the “SNL” season finale on May 20. The final three episodes will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT, 10:30 p.m. CDT, 9:30 p.m. MDT and 8:30 p.m. PDT on NBC.