Saturday Night Live is officially returning to airwaves in October with an awesome slate of hosts and musical guests for the first three episodes. The show returns October 1 with an episode hosted by Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller with Kendrick Lamar performing as the musical guest.

The hosts for the next two weeks will be Brendan Gleeson, with musical guest Willow, and then finally rapper Megan Thee Stallion is handling the coveted dual role of host AND musical guest. Gleeson will be starring in The Banshees of Inisherin which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and will have a wide release October 21.

Teller doesn’t have any more appearances to plug this year, but his performance in the latest Top Gun as the son of Cruise’s character’s best friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. Teller has even said that he is attempting to pitch a sequel to Maverick centering him and Cruise’s characters that hasn’t been confirmed but got positive reception at the studio.

Megan Thee Stallion is promoting the release of her second album, Traumazine, which came out in mid-August and featured fellow artists like Dua Lipa, Future and Latto.

The long-running sketch series has gone through a cast shakeup that lasted until late summer. At the end of the last season, huge cast members like Kate McKinnon and Aidy Byrant departed the show, and more recently other cast members including Melissa Villaseñor and Chris Redd have also announced that they would be departing.


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The show is also starting to fill up the void left behind by these mainstay performers with a slate of fresh new featured performer hires! These include Molly Kearney, who has performed on shows like A League of Their Own and is the show’s first nonbinary cast member, and Devon Walker, a stand-up comedian who was a writer for Big Mouth.

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