SNL sets return date and first hosts

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Saturday Night Live has set October 3 as the 41st season premiere. While musical guests have yet to be to confirmed, NBC has announced it’s first batch of hosts: Miley Cyrus will host the premiere, while Amy Schumer will host the second episode, airing Oct. 10.

Former cast member and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan will host the Oct. 17 episode and will be the actor’s first role since being involved in a traffic accident last year.

As with previous years, cast members for the upcoming season have yet to be finalized — however, Kenan Thompson revealed that he’ll be returning for his 13th season this fall.

Cyrus, who will host this Sunday’s MTV VMAs, previously hosted SNL in both 2011 and 2013. She appeared earlier this year for the sketch series’ 40th anniversary where she covered Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.”

Saturday Night Live returns October 3 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and Global.

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