Well, Chevy Chase might not be happy with Saturday Night Live anymore, but the show still has tons of fans who eagerly await news of the comedy staple, and Season 44 is already promising to deliver some surprises. We already know, for instance, that Alec Bladwin's lauded impression of President Trump will be back this season, but potentially not as frequently as before. This is also yet another season where longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson will add his unique brand of humor to weekly laugh fest, along with some players who have recently been upgraded to repertory status.
Obviously, covering politics has been huge for SNL the past few seasons, but Leslie Jones, for one, would like to see the show cut back on that a bit, if possible, and bring the laughs with more old fashioned silliness whenever it can. If the Season 43 blooper reel is any indication, you can be sure that pretty much everyone involved in the new season will be able to do just that on a weekly basis. While I'm sure a good number of guest hosts have to deal with at least a bit of stage fright before hitting the live stage, they usually mange to pull off fantastic performances nonetheless. Because we're nearing the Season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live, every fan wants to know who will be hosting the show and appearing as musical guest on a weekly basis. Luckily, we've got that for you, right here!
December 1 - Claire Foy With Musical Guest Anderson .Paak
The Crown star and Golden Globe winner Claire Foy will host December's first SNL this season. While she came to prominence because of her role as Queen Elizabeth II on the Netflix drama, she's also known for Wolf Hall, Unsane, The Girl In the Spider's Web and First Man. Grammy nominee Anderson .Paak will make his debut on the show the same night.
December 8 - Jason Momoa With Musical Guest Mumford & Sons
After December 8 you might have visions of Khal Drogo dancing in your head for the holidays, because that's when Jason Momoa will hop onto the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time to play host. Momoa also starred as Aquaman in Justice League and is leading his own film as the character, which is due out December 21. Folk rock band Mumford & Sons will perform to promote their latest album, "Delta."
December 15 - Matt Damon With Musical Guests Mark Ronson And Miley Cyrus
Matt Damon will hit the stage in mid-December to host for the first time. In the past year, he's made surprise appearances in several films, like Thor: Ragnarok, Deadpool 2 and Unsane. Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus will perform their new single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart."
September 29 - Adam Driver With Musical Guest Kanye West
The Season 44 opener will have Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, once again step up as guest host. Driver first hosted SNL back in Season 41, which led to some rather well-known sketches that ended up going viral after his episode aired, so it's no big surprise that he's been asked to return. He most recently appeared in the Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman, but has several projects in various state of production right now, including The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and Star Wars: Episode IX. Kanye West will make his sixth appearance as musical guest for the opening, with many assuming he's about to release Yeezus 2, even though that hasn't been confirmed yet.
October 6 - Awkwafina With Musical Guest Travis Scott
Taking on hosting duties for the first time during SNL's second week back will be rapper/actress Awkwafina. She's had a breakout year, with roles in Ocean's 8 and the mega hit romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. She's also had parts in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Future Man, and has several new projects in various states of production right now. Rapper Travis Scott will be appearing to promote his third studio album, "Astroworld," which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in August.
October 13 - Seth Meyers With Musical Guest Paul Simon
Former SNL head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers will return to the show in October. Meyers, who's been hosting Late Night with Seth Meyers since 2014, will be back as host for the first time. Music legend Paul Simon will hit the stage in support of his recently released 14th album, "In the Blue Light."
November 3 - Jonah Hill With Musical Guest Maggie Rogers
Jonah Hill will hit the SNL stage the first weekend of November. The Oscar nominated actor appears in the recent Netflix series Maniac with Emma Stone, and his directorial debut, Mid90s, is in theaters right now. Singer Maggie Rogers is making her first appearance on the show in support of her upcoming album "Heard It in a Past Life."
November 10 - Liev Schreiber With Musical Guest Lil Wayne
Actor Liev Schreiber is making his hosting debut on the comedy for the November 10 show. Schreiber stars in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan, which is currently in its sixth season. He'll be joined by musical guest Lil Wayne, who recently released his 12th album, "Tha Carter V."
November 17 - Steve Carell With Musical Guest Ella Mai
Funny man Steve Carell will host SNL for the third time on November 17. While he's still fondly remembered for his time playing goofy boss Michael Scott on The Office, he's made great strides in dramatic movies since then. Carell can be seen this year in the movies Beautiful Boy, Welcome to Marwen and Vice. Singer/songwriter Ella Mai will hit the sketch show's stage for the first time when she appears. Her debut album was released in October, and features the multi-platinum hits "Boo'd Up" and "Trip."
Be sure to bookmark this guide, as we'll keep it updated throughout the season as hosts and musical acts are added to the Saturday Night Live schedule!