Ryan Gosling and Jay Z
Ryan Gosling will host the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere with musical guest Jay Z. NBC

After months of waiting, the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere is just hours away. The comedy sketch show will return to NBC with Ryan Gosling hosting for the second time, alongside musical guest Jay Z.

“SNL” Season 43, episode 1 will be airing on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EDT on NBC. The series will once again air live from coast to coast, which means no matter where a viewer may be located in the US, they can enjoy the show at the same time as the rest of the country. However, viewers in Mountain and Pacific time zones will be able to catch the show a second time, when a repeat of episode 1 is aired at 11:30 p.m MDT/PDT.

NBC promises a star-studded three week lineup starting on Sept. 30. Following Gosling and Jay-Z’s appearance on the show, “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will host “SNL” for the very first time on Oct. 7.

The actress will be accompanied by musical guest and Grammy Award winner Sam Smith. The singer dropped his new single “Too Good at Goodbyes” earlier this month and is gearing up to release his second studio album.

On Oct. 14, Kumail Nanjiani will host the third episode of the series. The actor is known for his role as Dinesh Chugtai on the HBO show “Silicon Valley” and also starred in “The Big Sick.”

P!nk will join Nanjiani as the musical guest on episode 3. The singer, who has numerous hits such as “Just Give Me a Reason” and “Who Knew,” will be releasing her seventh studio album, “Beautiful Trauma,” on Oct. 13.

Gosling, who first hosted the show in Dec. 2015, is back once again to showcase his funnier side. In traditional fashion, the actor filmed a promo for his upcoming hosting, gig promising to give his all this time around.

In the video, Gosling’s voice is played over various images of New York City. “All my life I knew I could host SNL...that thrill, that rush and when I hosted it was magical, but you only got part of me last time. This time, I’m gonna give the world my soul. I’m gonna give them something they’ll never, ever forget,” he says in the promo.

The actor is then seen at the “SNL” security desk, where the guards are refusing to let him enter due to his lack of a visitor’s pass. The star hilariously attempts to get past the guards, but fails and is quickly turned away.

One of Gosling’s memorable sketchs from his debut on the show was titled “Close Encounter,” where he acted alongside Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant and Bobby Moynihan. In the sketch, Gosling played one of the three individuals who were abducted by aliens and were sharing their stories with the government.

The actor struggled to keep a serious face and continuously laughed throughout the scene, however, he still managed to nail his lines. While there is no guarantee that the star won’t be tempted to crack a smile while hosting, Gosling’s return to “SNL” won’t be one viewers will want to miss.

Watch the “Saturday Night Live” Season 43 premiere when it airs Saturday on NBC.