“SNL” Orders Chinese Version

China is set to screen its own version of “Saturday Night Live” after an internet company in the country said it had reached a deal to adapt the show. But do you think that the Chinese “SNL” will be able to poke fun at China’s leadership the way that “SNL” sends up America’s? Doubtful. Sohu, which has streamed the New York version of the show since 2013, is in the process of recruiting comedians for the show, which is being tailored for Chinese audiences but “will have international appeal,” Sohu said in a statement. Consultants from “SNL” will help with the Chinese version of the show, which aims to premiere at the end of 2015 or early 2016. Countries including Brazil and Japan have aired their own versions. In 2013, actor Tom Hiddleston (pictured) danced on SNL Korea – South Korea’s version.

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