October 15, 2008 09:29:21 GMT
Executive producer Lorne Michaels is confident that Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and the other two candidates will appear in the show before election day.
Tina Fey and the running presidential candidates are "likely" to come for "Saturday Night Live", Chicago Tribune reports. The show's executive producer, Lorne Michaels, hinted that although nothing is confirmed yet, "sooner or later, everyone will come through."
Looking backward when Bush and Al Gore came by the show in 2000, Michaels is confident that president nominees Barack Obama and John McCain as well as their running mates, Joseph Biden and Sarah Palin will come by although he is not sure of the date. "We're always talking to everyone," he added.
Regarding Fey's return to the show as Palin, Michaels said that it's likely although he confirmed that she won't take the job further than the election date on November 4. That means, if she indeed is going to reprise the famous impersonation, her episode will be aired before the November 3 re-run. Michaels continued, Kristin Wiig would likely take over the duty should there's demand after election.
Additionally, Michaels also dished out that Ben Affleck will host the show on November 1 with the performer slot filled by David Cook.