Big new for comedy fans. Eddie Murphy has finally agreed to return to Saturday Night Live for the first time since 1984. He had hosted the show once after his departure from the cast, but vowed to never return after David Spade made a 'falling star' joke at his expense. It seems the air has cleared, and Murphy is ready to once again dominate the place he once called home.
Today, NBC announced the first batch of guest hosts for the upcoming season of SNL. Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish Open the Season; with Kristen Stewart and Eddie Murphy to Host Later in 2019. Here is the complete schedule for the first half of Saturday Night Live Season 45.
- Sept. 28 - Woody Harrelson / Billie Eilish
- Oct. 5 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge / Taylor Swift
- Oct. 12 - David Harbour / Camila Cabello
- Nov. 2 - Kristen Stewart / Musical Guest TBA
- Dec. 21 - Eddie Murphy / Musical Guest TBA
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Saturday Night Live will kick off its 45th season on Sept. 28 with Woody Harrelson returning to Studio 8H for his fourth appearance as host. Harrelson stars in the highly anticipated sequel Zombieland: Double Tap arriving in theaters Oct. 18.
Billie Eilish will make her first appearance as SNL musical guest on the season premiere. The 17-year-old's double-platinum debut studio album, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" topped the Billboard 200 album chart three times while her single "bad guy" climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge will make her SNL hosting debut on Oct. 5. She created and stars in the award-winning comedy series Fleabag, nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, and also garnered praise as the writer and showrunner of the first season of the celebrated series Killing Eve, which she continues to executive produce.
Global superstar and 10-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift makes her third appearance as SNL's musical guest and will perform songs off her record-breaking and critical acclaimed new album, "Lover." She also stars in the upcoming film "Cats," due Dec. 20.
Award-winning actor David Harbour will host SNL for the first time on Oct. 12. Harbour stars in Netflix's global hit series Stranger Things, dark comedy Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein and the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow.
Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling Camila Cabello will make her SNL music guest debut. Cabello recently released "Senorita" with Shawn Mendes, which debuted #1 on iTunes worldwide and broke Spotify's record for the biggest debut from a male/female duet in its history.
Season 45 will also feature Kristen Stewart, hosting for the second time, and former SNL cast member Eddie Murphy closing out 2019 with his first appearance as host since 1984. Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. This news comes direct from NBC.