The 44th season of Saturday Night Live began in the fall of 2018, and ended in the spring of 2019.
The opening montage is changed. The New York footage is grey. The cast is still photos when the regular color appears in. The cast names font is changed to white.
Ego Nwodim is new as a cast member in the beginning of the season. As a result, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villasenor were all promoted to repertory status. This was the final season for Leslie Jones as a cast member.