'Saturday Night Live' to Re-Air Chadwick Boseman Episode

The episode, which originally aired in 2018, featured popular bits like “Black Jeopardy”

“Saturday Night Live” will air a rerun this Saturday of its Chadwick Boseman-hosted episode in honor of the late actor, who died last week after a four-year fight with colon cancer, a network spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap.

The episode, which originally aired in April 2018 after the release of “Black Panther,” featured popular bits like “Black Jeopardy,” where Boseman — as his character King T’Challa — appeared alongside Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones and Chris Redd on the mock game show.

Last Friday, Boseman’s family revealed that he had died following a four-year battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 that later progressed to stage IV. But in that time, despite rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries, Boseman filmed “Marshall,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “21 Bridges,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

As “SNL” fans know, when new episodes air the show is broadcast live coast to coast, which means 11:30 p.m. on the East Coast, and 8:30 p.m. in the west. But “SNL” is still on summer hiatus and won’t return with new episodes for at least a few more weeks. Which means Boseman’s “Saturday Night Live” episode will be airing at 11:30 p.m. PT/ET. While you wait, watch his charming and very funny monologue below:

Chadwick Boseman's 10 Most Memorable Roles, From Jackie Robinson to Black Panther (Photos)

  • Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday at age 43, made a striking impression in both TV and on the big screen in his too-short time in the spotlight.

  • Nathaniel Ray, “Lincoln Heights” (2008-09)  

    Chadwick Boseman had popped in small TV roles in the early 2000s but he had his first major breakthrough role in this ABC Family drama as a member of the U.S. Army who belatedly learns he’s the son of the series lead (Russell Hornsby).

    ABC Family

  • Graham McNair, “Persons Unknown” (2010)  

    He followed “Lincoln Heights” with a role on a short-lived NBC drama about a group of strangers who find themselves plunked into a ghost town.


  • Jackie Robinson, “42” (2013) 

    Boseman landed his first lead role on the big screen in Brian Helgeland’s biopic of Jackie Robinson, the first Black player to break into Major League Baseball. He starred opposite Harrison Ford, who played the Brooklyn Dodgers’ general manager.

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  • Vontae Mack, “Draft Day” (2014) 

    Boseman switched sports for his next role, as top linebacker prospect from Ohio State who’s considered a safe No. 1 pick for a Cleveland Browns GM played by Kevin Costner.



  • James Brown, “Get on Up” (2014) 

    Boseman left the playing field but returned to the biopic genre for this next project, Tate Taylor’s look at the rock legend James Brown.


  • Jacob King, “Message From the King” (2016) 

    In this Netflix film, Boseman plays a South African man who arrives in Los Angeles searching for his missing younger sister — and then embarks on a vengeance quest in an unfamiliar city.



  • Black Panther (2016-19)

    After making an introduction in “Captain America: Civil War,” Boseman helped create a cultural phenomenon with the success of 2018’s standalone “Black Panther” as the prince of the fictional African nation of Wakanda who becomes a superhero beyond his isolated realm. The film grossed $1.3 billion worldwide.


  • Thurgood Marshall, “Marshall” (2017) 

    Boseman returned to playing famous historic figures in Reginald Hudlin’s courtroom drama — which narrowed its look at Thurgood Marshall to an early case he tried as a lawyer for the NAACP, long before he ever imagined taking a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Andre Davis, “21 Bridges” (2019) 

    In this thriller, Boseman plays an NYPD detective in the midst of a manhunt for two cop-killers as he discovers that his fellow officers may be up to shady business themselves.

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  • Stormin’ Norman, “Da 5 Bloods” (2020) 

    Boseman has a small role in Spike Lee’s Vietnam-set drama as the leader of all-Black squadron sent to recover the cargo from a downed CIA helicopter. Though he only appears in flashbacks, he makes a striking impression.


The actor died Friday at age 43 of colon cancer

Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday at age 43, made a striking impression in both TV and on the big screen in his too-short time in the spotlight.

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