|Premier:||September 28, 1991|
|Last episode:||May 16, 1992|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):||Kevin Nealon|
Season 17 premiered on September 28, 1991 with host Michael Jordan and concluded on May 16, 1992 with host Woody Harrelson. The cast turnover that started the the previous season would continue, as Beth Cahill, Ellen Cleghorne, Sibohan Fallon and Melanie Hutsell were all added to the cast and Robert Smigel was promoted from within the writer's room.
At the end of the season, Rob Schneider and Julia Sweeney were promoted to repertory status, Victoria Jackson left the show, Sioban Fallon and Beth Cahill were fired from the show, and Melanie Hutsell was promoted to the middle category.
(1991 - 1992)