“Saturday Night Live” will return for its 39th season on Saturday, Sept. 28 – and we’ve found out who the first three hosts and musical guests will be.
So, who's kicking off the new season of NBC’s long-running comedy-sketch show? “SNL” alum and Golden Globe winner Tina Fey!
Fey will host the season-39 premiere on Sept. 28, marking her fourth time handling hosting duties for “SNL.” She’ll be joined on stage by Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, making its fourth appearance on the show. The band will likely perform music from its upcoming album, which is set to be released Oct. 29. Coincidentally, the band announced its upcoming “SNL” appearance on the same day that its new single, “Reflektor,” was set to be released.
Miley Cyrus will be pulling double duty as host and musical guest the following week on Oct. 5, three days before her new album, “Bangerz,” is released. The second “SNL” show for season 39 will mark Miley’s first TV performance since her controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.
Bruce Willis will take over hosting duties on “SNL” for the second time on Oct. 12. He’ll be joined on the show by musical guest Katy Perry, who will also be making her second appearance. Perry will perform songs from her upcoming album, “Prism.”
The host and musical guest announcement comes on the heels of rumors that Lady Gaga would return as a host and performer. TV Line reports that Mother Monster will be making her third appearance on “SNL” this fall as she promotes her new album, “ARTPOP,” slated for a Nov. 12 release. Her appearance was not confirmed by an NBC rep, who told TV Line at the time that the fall lineup for “Saturday Night Live” is still being finalized.
Watch “Saturday Night Live” when it premieres on Saturday, Sept. 28.
What do you think of the host and musical guests for season 39? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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