NEW YORK (TSWT) — Straight from “Top Gun: Maverick,” actor Miles Teller will host the opening episode of the 48th season of “Saturday Night Live” on October 1.
Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar will be the musical guest on opening night, his third appearance on “SNL,” NBC said Tuesday.
It promises to be a transitional season for NBC’s comedy institution, where eight cast members have left.
Actor Brendan Gleeson, star of the upcoming movie “The Banshees of Inisherin,” will host the October 8 edition of the show. Willow makes her “SNL” debut as a musical guest.
Megan Thee Stallion earns double duty as host and musical guest on Oct. 15, NBC said Tuesday.
The Lorne Michaels-produced show soldiers in this season minus the cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Christopher Redd, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Aristotle Athari and Melissa Villaseñor.
The show has named four new cast members as replacements.