Saturday Night Live is on its way back for Season 45, and if this season is anything like the past few years it'll be must-see television. Things are looking good so far after some names for who will be involved have been released, and one of them is really big.
Well, all of them are pretty big, but one guest in particular is a huge deal for Saturday Night Live. Jump down to the list below to see that person, as well as the rest of the folks set to appear on Season 45 of SNL.
November 23- Will Ferrell With Musical Guest King Princess
Will Ferrell's latest hosting of Saturday Night Live will have a bit of fanfare, as he'll join the ranks of the show's "Five-Timers Club." The former Saturday Night Live cast member can now step alongside stars like Candice Bergen, Ben Affleck, and Bill Murray who have all hosted five times, as well.
King Princess is the musical artist, and may not be a name everyone in the mainstream is familiar with. Her song "1950" is fairly popular at the moment, and based on that this appearance should be one that fans of the indie-pop style will appreciate.
December 7-Jennifer Lopez With Musical Guest DaBaby
Jennifer Lopez returns to Saturday Night Live for the third time, though this outing will be different than her appearances in the past. Her third hosting will mark the first time Lopez is not also the musical guest, which means most all her screen time will be in sketches.
Instead, the musical guest this time around will be rapper DaBaby. DaBaby is all the rage right now with his hit single "Suge," which is off his debut album Baby on Baby. I wouldn't suspect J Lo and DaBaby will collab during this episode, but hey, anything can happen when you're live!
December 14- Scarlett Johansson With Musical Guest Niall Horan
Back for the sixth time, it's always a blast when Scarlett Johansson is on Saturday Night Live. That might be because audiences are so used to seeing her in more serious roles in movies, or kicking ass in the MCU.
Saturday Night Live will see another One Direction alumni this season, as Niall Horan will come on as the episode's musical guest. What, is Horan not good enough to be a host as well?
December 21 - Eddie Murphy With Musical Guest Lizzo
For the first time since 1984, Eddie Murphy will host Saturday Night Live. The former cast member of the show is back, which is kind of a big deal, considering how rare his television appearances are. Of course, he's been picking up more projects lately and making appearances on Netflix, so perhaps this is just another push into Murphy being a part of Hollywood's limelight again.
With Eddie Murphy back on SNL, one has to wonder if any other former Saturday Night Live cast members will appear as well. We also have the great Lizzo performing, so this pre-Christmas episode is sure to be a treat!
September 28 - Woody Harrelson With Musical Guest Billie Eilish
With the release of Zombieland 2 happening in October, Woody Harrelson is set to open up the season of Saturday Night Live. Harrelson's hosted Saturday Night Live before, so chances are he knows the ropes and will be able to get Season 45 off to a strong start.
On the musical side of things, "Bad Guy" singer Billie Eilish will be taking the stage to get the audience moving. Eilish's videos have been known for their creepy aesthetic so be on the lookout for a memorable musical performance on this one.
October 5 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge With Musical Guest Taylor Swift
The Fleabag and Solo: A Star Wars Story actress is ready for her closeup, and probably a skit or two with Pete Davidson. She's going to kick off the week off the first show of October, and hopefully give fans more to hope for than a re-emergence of David S. Pumpkins or maybe one of his associates.
Of course, we can't forget the musical guest, who currently has one of the top albums in America. Taylor Swift is psyched to be returning to Saturday Night Live, and to be in the same show as Phoebe Waller-Bridge as well. Swift expressed her excitement for the announcement on Twitter, and is apparently a big Fleabag fan. I think that's a hint these two should be in a skit that parodies the show together.
October 12 - David Harbour With Musical Guest Camila Cabello
While Stranger Things fans are still waiting to see what happened to Hopper, David Harbour is just getting booked to host Saturday Night Live like it's no big deal! His hosting date is a little early for Black Widow promotion, so this could be to promote the release of his upcoming film Dhaka. It may also be to promote a Stranger Things Christmas special, which isn't known to be a thing at the moment but it could be!
Camila Cabello is tagging in as the musical guest for this episode, which is quite the glow up for the former Fifth Harmony member. Expect Cabello to perform her mega hit song "Havana," and possibly her other single "Never Be The Same."
November 2- Kristen Stewart With Musical Guest Coldplay
Kristen Stewart is back to host Saturday Night Live, which we can hope will be completely devoid of Twilight skits now that it's been so long. No musical guest has been announced just yet, unless of course Stewart has decided to make this the debut of her singing career. It wouldn't be the worst way to launch a singing career.
Stewart's return to Saturday Night Live comes three years after she created a viral moment on the sketch series by dropping an f-bomb during the show. Stewart quickly assumed it would be her last time being on the iconic NBC staple, but obviously, that wasn't the case.
November 16- Harry Styles
This will be Harry Styles fifth time on Saturday Night Live, but the first time he will actually be host. The former One Direction member turned solo artist will strut his stuff and attempt to show the world he's more than just a pretty face with an angelic voice.
And if Styles isn't the best actor, at least he has two musical performances to remind Saturday Night Live why to invite him back in the future. Who knows, perhaps he'll surprise viewers and be a Justin Timberlake caliber of SNL host?
Saturday Night Live will surely add more hosts, musical acts, and dates to their Season 45 schedule, so be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for updates as they're released.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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