Saturday Night Live aired its nineteenth season during the 1993-1994 television season on NBC. The season began on September 25, 1993 and ended on May 14, 1994.
Many changes happened before the start of the season. Dana Carvey had left the show in the middle of the previous season. Chris Rock and Robert Smigel also left the show at the end of the previous season.
Ellen Cleghorne, Melanie Hutsell, Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler, and David Spade were all promoted to repertory status.
Stand-up comics Norm Macdonald, Jay Mohr and Sarah Silverman were hired as writers and would debut as featured players a few episodes into the season. Veteran comic actor Michael McKean joined the show mid-season as a repertory cast member.
This would also be the final season for Phil Hartman, Melanie Hutsell, Rob Schneider, Sarah Silverman and Julia Sweeney.
A major blow for the show was the loss of Hartman. Before his final show the entire cast and crew presented him with a bronzed stick of glue, symbolizing how he had become "The Glue" of the show, a term coined by Adam Sandler.
NBA great Charles Barkley hosts the premiere episode of the 1993/94 season.
Film and TV star Shannon Doherty hosts.
Jeff Goldblum gets a visit from his Jurassic Park costar Laura Dern when he hosts SNL.
Prolific actor John Malkovich hosts.
Christian Slater returns to once again host the show.
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell (A League of Their Own) hosts.
Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman hosts, special guest appearance by Dana Carvey.
Film veteran Charlton Heston becomes one of the show's oldest hosts in this 1993 episode.
Academy Award-winner Sally Field hosts Season 19's Christmas episode.
Film and TV star Jason Patric (Sleepers) hosts.
Roseanne co-star Sara Gilbert takes the spotlight when she hosts SNL.
On screen: Film, TV and stage great Patrick Stewart hosts SNL.
Movie couple Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger co-host, with special appearances by Steve and Billy Baldwin.
Comedian Martin Lawrence steps in as host.
Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan tries her hand at comedy when she hosts.
Emmy Award-winner Helen Hunt (Mad About You) hosts, with a special appearance by Cindy Crawford.
Kelsey Grammer, star of Cheers and Frasier, brings a little class to SNL.
Quack! Quack! Quack! Emilio Estevez takes charge of SNL.
John Goodman makes one of his frequent trips to SNL, special guest appearance by SNL alum Jan Hooks.
TV favorite Heather Locklear helps bring the 1993/94 season to a close, with a cameo appearance by Jay Leno.