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‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ TO PREMIERE SEASON 47 ON OCT. 2 WITH FOUR CONSECUTIVE LIVE SHOWS AIRED COAST-TO-COAST ON NBC AND LIVESTREAMED ON PEACOCK

Press Release
September 22, 2021



NEW YORK – Sept. 22, 2021 – Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of “Saturday Night Live” when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of “Loki” on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical guest. The six-time Grammy Award winner’s newest album, “star-crossed,” debuted this week at #1 on the Album Sales Chart with a companion film now streaming on Paramount+.

Kim Kardashian West will host “SNL” for the first time on Oct. 9. Kardashian West is a TV star, producer, activist and entrepreneur.

Halsey will appear for the fourth time as “SNL” musical guest. The Grammy-nominated artist just released the career-defining album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

Rami Malek will make his “SNL” hosting debut on Oct. 16. The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor stars in “No Time to Die,” the newest installment of the James Bond franchise, in theaters Oct. 8.

Young Thug will perform as musical guest for the first time. The Grammy Award winner’s forthcoming album, “PUNK,” will be released Oct. 15.

Jason Sudeikis will return to Studio 8H for his first appearance as “SNL” host on Oct. 23. Sudeikis won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series as the co-creator, executive producer and star of “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+.

Brandi Carlile will make her musical guest debut. “In These Silent Days,” the highly anticipated new album from the six-time Grammy Award winner, is set to be released Oct. 1.

In addition to the live broadcast on NBC, Peacock will livestream the first four episodes of “SNL’s” 47th season starting with the premiere on Oct. 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. Stream every season of SNL now on Peacock.

“Saturday Night Live” was the #1 entertainment program last season in the 18-49 demo and won eight Emmy Awards in 2021, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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