NBC is mulling broadcasting Friday night rehearsal sessions of “Saturday Night Live” on the Internet.
It’s just one of the many scenarios the digital future could deliver, according to NBC Universal chief digital officer George Kliavkoff, who openly mused about the possibilities Wednesday at the Digital Entertainment Media & Marketing Excellence conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
“Sometimes it’s a lot more interesting than the show,” Kliavkoff joked, referring to the closed-circuit footage of ”SNL’s” Friday dry runs viewed at NBC headquarters. “It’s something we watch on the cameras at 30 Rock.”
Opening the window to “SNL” rehearsals might represent a case of art imitating art imitating art yet again at NBC, which already has mined behind-the-scenes happenings at the sketch comedy franchise as comic catnip for the Tina Fey half-hour series “30 Rock” and dramatic grist for Aaron Sorkin’s drama ”Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”