To help launch its 39th season, Saturday Night Live is turning to one of its most famous alums. Tina Fey has been tapped to host the September 28th season opener of the long-running comedy show — her fourth time since departing the long-running comedy show in 2006.
Also making their fourth appearance on the show are Arcade Fire, who will be the musical guest on the show. The band is on the cusp of releasing Reflektor, their follow-up to their 2012 Grammy-winning album The Suburbs.
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In other SNL hosting news, the show also announced that on Oct. 5th, on the heels of her controversial Video Music Awards performance, Miley Cyrus will return to Studio 8H as both host and musical guest. Her new album, Bangerz, will be released three days later. Then, on Oct. 12, Bruce Willis will assume hosting duties, joined by Katy Perry as musical guest (it will be the second time for both in their respective roles).
These host and musical guest announcements come as fans wait to discover what the show will look like in its forthcoming season. Longtime SNL vets Fred Armisen, Jason Sudekis and Bill Hader all left the show at the end of last season. And Seth Meyers will leave in December, when he will succeed Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Late Night. Their replacements have not yet been named — while Deadline reported that Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, and Noël Wells are “heavily rumored to land the coveted SNL spots,” NBC has yet to confirm the cast.
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