What's Worth Watching: SNL's 50 Shades of Comedy

Rob Moynihan
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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live, "Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes" (Saturday, 11:30/10:30c, NBC)

Fresh off the success of its 40th anniversary extravaganza, Saturday Night Live returns tonight with an all new episode, welcoming 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson to the hallowed halls of Studio 8H. While recent media appearances might suggest Johnson has soured on promoting her wildly popular S&M flick, we're hoping to see some self-deprecating 50 Shades humor, maybe poking fun of the rumors surrounding her frosty off-screen relationship with co-star Jamie Dornan. But for the doubters out there, Johnson has already proven herself as a comedic force, evidenced by her starring role on 2012's underrated and gone too soon Fox comedy Ben & Kate. With rockers Alabama Shakes also on hand as the musical guest, viewers are in for one wild and crazy night.