Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary tonight with a three-and-half hour special which will welcome back many former cast members and guests. It will air from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Global. A Red Carpet pre-show will air from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Some of the big names scheduled to appear include Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Billy Crystal, Bradley Cooper, Edward Norton, Miley Cyrus, Kevin Nealon, Ana Gasteyer, Colin Quinn, Joe Piscopo, Tim Meadows and Will Forte.
While SNL premiered on October 11, 1975, NBC will celebrate the anniversary months ahead, just like they did with the 25th anniversary in 2000.
Check out some photos from the show’s 40-year-run below.