Saturday Night Live begins its 46th season on NBC on Oct. 3, with former castmember Chris Rock returning as host for the third time and Megan Thee Stallion making her first appearance as musical guest.
The long-running show will return to the studio after ending its 2019-20 season with remote episodes. The show’s entire cast from season 45, including longtime regulars Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant, is set to return, and three new featured players will join the ensemble: Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes, who has been a writer on SNL for the past three seasons.
The season will open with five straight weeks of new episodes leading up to the Nov. 3 election. Jim Carrey will play Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Alec Baldwin and Maya Rudolph are expected back as, respectively, Donald Trump and Kamala Harris.
Below is The Hollywood Reporter’s full guide to season 46 of SNL. Bookmark this page for the latest on when new episodes will air, who is hosting and who the musical guests will be, as this post will be updated all season long. Hosts are listed first, followed by musical guests.
Oct. 3: Chris Rock, Megan Thee Stallion
Oct. 10: Bill Burr, Jack White
Oct. 17: Issa Rae, Justin Bieber
Oct. 24: Adele, H.E.R.
Oct. 31: John Mulaney, The Strokes
Nov. 7: Dave Chappelle, Foo Fighters
Dec. 5: Jason Bateman, Morgan Wallen
Dec. 12: Timothée Chalamet, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
Dec. 19: Kristen Wiig, Dua Lipa
Jan. 30: John Krasinski, Machine Gun Kelly
Feb. 6: Dan Levy, Phoebe Bridgers
Feb. 13: Regina King, Nathaniel Rateliff
Feb. 20: Regé-Jean Page, Bad Bunny
Feb. 27: Nick Jonas, Nick Jonas
March 27: Maya Rudolph, Jack Harlow
April 3: Daniel Kaluuya, St. Vincent
April 10: Carey Mulligan, Kid Cudi
May 8: Elon Musk, Miley Cyrus