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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday and Saturday

Saturday Night Live Saturday at 11:30 p.m., NBC

It’s a cliché to say that “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been the same since [fill in the blank] left. But, well, “SNL” hasn’t been the same since Kristen Wiig left. She was one of the cast members for the ages. Saturday night, she returns, and I am eager to watch her play around again. Please let them do “The Californians.” And the woman who can’t keep surprise party secrets. And Penelope. And . . . Vampire Weekend will perform. Pictured: Wiig with Jon Hamm in 2012.

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