“Yeah, we’re going to fit that in,” Baldwin told the network. “I think people have enjoyed it.”
Baldwin suggested previously he might not be part of the show’s upcoming 43rd season.
“I don’t quite know if people want to continue with that,” he said in March. “If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I don’t think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September.”
However, CNN reported Baldwin would indeed return to the role, although his busy schedule will limit the number of appearances. The news network quoted him as saying viewers would get “a couple celery sticks” rather than a “whole meal.”
Viewers disagreed. Baldwin’s impersonation of Trump, as well as other mid-season surprises such as Melissa McCarthy’s recurring role as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, helped to propel “SNL” to some of its best ratings in years.
There’s even talk that Baldwin could win an Emmy for his performances as the president.
The show’s new season begins in fall. An air date for the premiere has not been announced.