- 'SNL' boss Michaels wraps its 40th season as he looks ahead Updated: May-13-15 10:28 am
NEW YORK - With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother's Day edition of "Saturday Night Live," the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC's 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where guest host Reese Witherspoon would soon preside, was almost deserted. And Lorne Michaels, "SNL" creator and executive producer, exuded mellowness as he welcomed a reporter to his office just past 6 p.m. to chat about the 40th season (which concludes Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EDT, with Louis C.K. hosting) as well as late-night TV in general and what lies ahead.