Saturday Night Live newbie Emily Blunt will host the October 15, 2016 episode while SNL veteran Tom Hanks has been tapped to host the October 22nd episode. Season 42 kicked off with Margot Robbie as host, marking the show’s highest rated premiere in 22 years. Viewers tuned in to watch Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump debate Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, with more than 11.8 million viewers checking out the show’s season 42 premiere.
Emily Blunt, currently promoting her new movie The Girl on the Train, will be joined on the October 15th show by Bruno Mars. This will be Mars’ fourth time as SNL‘s musical guest, and he just released the first single from his upcoming album 24K Magic which will arrive in stores on November 18th.
Tom Hanks (Sully, Inferno) will be hosting SNL for the ninth time when he takes the stage on October 22nd. Lady Gaga will perform for the third time as the October 22nd musical guest, supporting her new album Joanne which drops on October 21st.
The October 8th episode will have Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda as host and Twenty One Pilots as musical guests.