September 26, 2005

NBCLike many other devoted Saturday Night Live fans I’ll be tuned in on October first, but this week’s show isn’t an ordinary season opener, the 31st season of SNL will be broadcast in HDTV.

Given the format and length of the show I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner, regardless this is good move by NBC and the folks at SNL.

Zeta-Jones makes her SNL debut after a memorable appearance on the show’s 25th Anniversary special with a singing Bill Murray. She will soon be seen in “The Legend of Zorro” with Antonio Banderas from their successful film “The Mask of Zorro.” Zeta-Jones took home an Academy Award for her work in the musical “Chicago” and was also nominated for a Golden Globe (among other awards) for her work in “Traffic.” Other credits include the all-star ensemble “Ocean’s 12,” “The Terminal” with Tom Hanks, “Intolerable Cruelty” with George Clooney, “Entrapment” with Sean Connery and “America’s Sweethearts” with Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack.

Scottish import Franz Ferdinand provides music on the 22nd, performing from their sophomore release “You Could Have It So Much Better.” The band toured the world supporting its platinum-selling, Grammy nominated self-titled debut.

Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Programming