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Saturday Night Live begins its 45th season on NBC on Sept. 28. Woody Harrelson will host the season premiere, with Billie Eilish set to be the musical guest.
Fleabag creator-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Stranger Things‘ David Harbour and Kristen Stewart will also host early in the season, and Eddie Murphy will make his first appearance as host since 1984 on Dec. 21. Taylor Swift will be the musical guest on Oct. 5 with Waller-Bridge.
The sketch-comedy series is up for 18 Emmy awards in 2019, including outstanding variety sketch series and acting honors for castmember Kate McKinnon and hosts Matt Damon, John Mulaney, Sandra Oh, Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson, plus Robert De Niro for his appearance in Oh’s episode as Robert Mueller.
The show is saying goodbye to Leslie Jones, who has several movie projects and a Netflix comedy special on tap. The rest of the cast, including Kenan Thompson, who also has a primetime show on NBC next season, and McKinnon are set to return. The show has also added Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang as featured players.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter’s full guide to season 45. Bookmark this page for the latest on when new episodes will air, who is hosting SNL and who the musical guests will be, as this will be updated all season long. Hosts are listed first, followed by musical guests.
Nov. 23: Will Ferrell, King Princess
Dec. 7: Jennifer Lopez, DaBaby
Dec. 14: Scarlett Johansson, Niall Horan
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