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Saturday Night Live, which earlier this month nabbed Emmys for best variety sketch series and guest actress in a comedy (Tiffany Haddish), will kick off its 44th season on Sept. 29 with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West.
The NBC sketch series has added four new writers (Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang) and a feature player in Ego Nwodim, who hails from Los Angeles’ UCB Theatre, where she performed her one-woman show Great Black Women … and Then There’s Me.
“Weekend Update” hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost, as well as Kent Sublette, are returning as co-head writers. The show will once again air live coast to coast this season.
In order to keep track of who is hosting/performing and when, The Hollywood Reporter presents a full guide to season 44 below. 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.
Episode 1 (Sept. 29): Adam Driver, Kanye West
Episode 2 (Oct. 6): Awkwafina, Travis Scott
Episode 3 (Oct. 13): Seth Meyers, Paul Simon
Episode 4 (Nov. 3): Jonah Hill, Maggie Rogers
Episode 5 (Nov. 10): Liev Schreiber, Lil Wayne
Episode 6 (Nov. 17): Steve Carell, Ella Mai
Episode 7 (Dec. 1): Claire Foy, Anderson .Paak
Episode 8 (Dec. 8): Jason Momoa, Mumford & Sons
Episode 9 (Dec. 15): Matt Damon, Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus
Episode 10 (Jan. 19, 2019): Rachel Brosnahan, Greta Van Fleet
Episode 11 (Jan. 26): James McAvoy, Meek Mill
Episode 12 (Feb. 9): Halsey (host and musical guest)
Episode 13 (Feb. 16): Don Cheadle, Gary Clark Jr.
Episode 14 (March 2): John Mulaney, Thomas Rhett
Episode 15 (March 9): Idris Elba, Khalid
Episode 16 (March 30): Sandra Oh, Tame Impala
Episode 17 (April 6): Kit Harington, Sara Bareilles
Episode 18 (April 13): Emma Stone, BTS
Episode 19 (May 4): Adam Sandler, Shawn Mendes
Episode 20 (May 11): Emma Thompson, Jonas Brothers
Episode 21 (May 18, season finale): Paul Rudd, DJ Khaled
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