Following a season cut short, Saturday Night Live is officially back in full form.
The legendary NBC sketch show returned for season 49 on Oct. 14 with alum Pete Davidson finally getting his turn as host after his May return was canceled when the show went dark due to the writers strike. (SNL is not impacted by the actors strike as it is covered by a different contract than the one being struck.)
Who else is taking the helm at Studio 8H this season? Read on to see who's hosting each new episode and who they'll be introducing as musical guest.
Nov. 18, 2023: Host Jason Momoa with musical guest Tate McRae
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Aquaman starJason Momoa returns as SNL host for the first time since making a splash in his 2018 debut, marking his first time back on the show at all since a cameo in 2020. Momoa will front the Nov. 18 episode joined by singer Tate McRae in her SNL musical guest debut.
Nov. 11, 2023: Host Timothée Chalamet with musical guest Boygenius
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Timothée Chalamet follows his Dune costar and returns for a second stint following his Dec. 12, 2020 hosting debut. If the SAG-AFTRA strike is still on at the time, he won't be able to call Wonka by its name, but here's hoping that won't prevent another appearance by Bowen Yang's "Proud Gay Oompa Loompa." The actor will be joined by indie trio Boygenius, made up of Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers, who may or may not smash a guitar this time around.
Nov. 4, 2023: Dark week
There will be no SNL this week as everyone recovers from a Halloween candy coma, but a rerun of Davidson's season 49 premiere episode will be shown.
Oct. 28, 2023: Host Nate Bargatze with musical guest Foo Fighters
Stand-up comic Nate Bargatze stepped up to the plate to host the SNL Halloween episode on Oct. 28. With 4.9 million viewers, the live episode was the most watched since the Dec. 10, 2022 installment hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short, per NBC. Bargatze was joined by Foo Fighters, in the band's ninth appearance as musical guest and their first televised appearance since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The episode also included cameos from Christopher Walken and Padma Lakshmi, as well as a special tribute to former host Matthew Perry, just hours after his death was announced.
Watch Bargatze's monologue clocking in at more than nine minutes below, and read our full episode 3 recap.
Oct. 21, 2023: Host and musical guest Bad Bunny
The first SNL double duty host and musical guest of the season, Bad Bunny joined an elite group of multi-hyphenates who have served both roles on the show. Two stars who have previously done the same, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga, made surprises appearances on the on Oct. 21 episode. The always delightful Pedro Pascal also stopped by to lend a hand during the monologue and revive his overprotective mom character.
Watch Bad Bunny's monologue featuring Pascal below, and read our full episode 2 recap.
Oct. 14, 2023: Host Pete Davidson with musical guest Ice Spice
SNL's former Resident Young Person returned to Studio 8H to usher in the show's latest era, while also making light of everything he's been up to since he left the show in 2022. The episode started on a more somber note as Davidson addressed the violence in Israel and Gaza in an emotional solo cold open. But the biggest surprise of the night came in the form of surprise (separate) appearances by Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. The NFL star popped up in a sketch about the pair's rumored romance, while Swift was on hand to introduce the night's musical guest, rapper and Dunkin' enthusiast Ice Spice.
Watch Davidson's monologue below, and read our full season 49 premiere episode recap.
SNL airs live Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC and Peacock.
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