Fall is almost upon us, which means the premieres of everyone’s favorite TV shows and some news ones are just around the corner. While most series had their premiere date set months ago, the late night sketch staple “Saturday Night Live” is always a late entry. But now we have a premiere date and host for the 39th season premiere.
NBC has announced that “SNL” alum Tina Fey will return to Studio 8H to host the season premiere on September 28th with musical guest Arcade Fire. It’ll mark the fourth time Fey has hosted the show since leaving the program, along with a successful series of guest appearances as Vice Presidential running mate Sarah Palin. It’s the perfect way to kick off the new season, and guarantees that plenty of viewers will tune in for an episode that will likely feature some other guest stars (which frequently happens when veterans return to the show).
In addition, following her controversial headline-making and Internet-stirring performance on MTV’s 2013 VMAs, Disney starlet turned chart-topping pop star Miley Cyrus will pull double duty as host and musical guest on October 5th, just in time to promote her new album “Bangerz” arriving October 8th.
Considering all the buzz that’s been around the singer after her performance, it’s clear that producer Lorne Michael and NBC are hoping that people won’t lose interest by the time she shows up. Here’s hoping her musical performance isn’t as blatantly ridiculous as the VMA run, which overtly tried to be sexual without any real artistic integrity or purpose. But more importantly, we hope she goes all out poking fun at herself.
Finally, Bruce Willis will host “SNL” on October 12th, which is surprisingly only his second appearance as host, rounding out the first three episodes of the season. He will be joined by Katy Perry as a musical guest, who will likely appear in a couple sketches as she has previously. Willis hasn’t hosted since 1989, so hopefully he really brings the funny for this long overdue return to the sketch show.
Rumors have been swirling that Lindsay Lohan will return to host again, but NBC hasn’t made any announcements yet. If you’re interested in the new cast members joining the show this season, be sure to read our rundown complete with samples of each new comedian’s work. Be sure to stay tuned as we will be reviewing every new episode of “Saturday Night Live” here at GeekNation when the new season starts.
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