Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-fourth season during the 1998-1999 television season on NBC. The twenty-fourth season started on September 26, 1998 and ended on May 15, 1999 with 19 episodes in all.
Before the start of the season Jim Breuer left the show. Norm Macdonald left the show halfway through the previous season after being taken off Weekend Update.
After two years, Saturday Night Live hired new cast members. They included stand-up comic Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell of The Groundlings in Los Angeles and Horatio Sanz of Second City in Chicago,
Cameron Diaz hosts the premiere of the 1998/99 season, with a guest appearance by John Goodman.
Frasier is here. Kelsey Grammer hosts, with special guest appearances by Shaquille O'Neal, and others.
The Warrior Princess hosts. Xena's Lucy Lawless takes the stage, with a cameo appearance by Judge Judy .
Ben Stiller returns to his old stomping grounds when he hosts. Special appearance by Yankees David Cone and David Wells.
SNL-alum David Spade returns to host. Brad Pitt guest stars.
Academy Award-nominee Joan Allen (Pleasantville, The Contender) hosts with special guest John Goodman.
Jennifer Love Hewitt hosts, with John Goodman reprising his role as Linda Tripp.
Frat-pack member Vince Vaughn hosts.
Emmy-winner Alec Baldwin returns to host the 1998 Christmas episode, with a special appearance by John Goodman.
Bill Paxton (Twister) hosts, with special guests Debbie Matenopoulos and James Cameron.
James Van Der Beek leaves Dawson's Creek for a night to host SNL.
Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow hosts, with a cameo appearance from Ben Affleck.
Brendan Fraser goes back to his comedy roots when he hosts SNL.
Former SNL star Bill Murray returns to host, with a special guest appearance by Chevy Chase.
Emmy-winner Ray Romano hosts. Sweet sassy-molassy!
Drew Barrymore returns to host, with a special guest appearance by Edward Norton.
Frequent SNL visitor John Goodman has hosting duties this week.
Star of Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr., hosts, with a special cameo appearance by Monica Lewinsky.
Sarah Michelle Gellar hosts the season finale, with guest appearances by Seth Green, and the Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough.