‘SNL’ ‘Weekend Update’ gets new set

Weekend Update,” the comedic news segment of “Saturday Night Live” kicked off the show’s 40th season with a new anchor pairing and new background.

Newly hired Michael Che, along with Seth Meyers‘ replacement Colin Jost, who took over the anchor desk last season, “reported” the parody newscast in front of a new backdrop — a two-toned blue world map.

The new map design includes prominent latitude and longitude lines with the continents appearing in darker, royal blue and boasting a subtle outer glow. Oceans, meanwhile, appear in a pale, lighter blue.

The new background replaces the multicolored map that was used for several seasons before the new look.