NBC has announced Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan as the first guest hosts for the 41st season of its late night stalwart, Saturday Night Live.
The season kicks off on Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus returning as host for a third time. The pop singer is set to host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30.
On Oct. 10, Amy Schumer will make her hosting debut. Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, Trainwreck, in which she both wrote and starred. She stars in the TV series, Inside Amy Schumer for Comedy Central, and her upcoming comedy special, Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo, premieres Oct. 17.
Here’s the best news. Tracy Morgan is set to return to SNL on Oct. 17 for his second time as host. As a former cast member, Morgan earned acclaim for his seven seasons on SNL and was Emmy nominated for his role on the award-winning comedy series 30 Rock.
Morgan has spent the last year recovering from a devastating car accident that resulted in a serious head trauma and multiple fractures and broken bones. Not physically ready to make a TV appearance, he skipped the SNL 40th anniversary special last spring. His return to television is both welcome and heartwarming.
Musical guests will be announced at a later date.