08/21/2012 01:23 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2012

'SNL' Election Predictions: 13 Things That Will Definitely Happen Next Season

The only people working harder than the Romney and Obama campaign staffs for the next few months are the cast, writers, producers and production crew of "Saturday Night Live." Election years are always rich territory for "SNL," but after 2008's Sarah Palin juggernaut, we expect the venerable NBC comedy show to really amp up their game this season. Over the past year political sketches that didn't get past dress rehearsal even made the news, so it's only logical that the coming season will offer something special.

The campaign has already given them plenty to work with, but they still have 10 (!) shows and specials before Election Day. What can we expect? Who will play Paul Ryan? Will Sarah Palin make a comeback? We've made some predictions below.

The 38th season of "Saturday Night Live" premieres on September 15 at 11:30 p.m.

'SNL' Election Predictions