SNL Alert: Season 45 to Feature Eddie Murphy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and More

Eddie Murphy. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

The 45th season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live just got a premiere date as well as a host-musical guest lineup, and it’s looking super solid. The network announced today that the show, which wrapped up its 44th season back in May, will return with new episodes on September 28. The first five hosts and (some) musical guests for the season were revealed, including Woody Harrelson with Billie Eilish (September 28), Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge with Taylor Swift (October 5), David Harbour with Camilla Cabello (October 12), and two episodes without musical guests just yet: Kristen Stewart (November 2) and, in huge SNL-nerd news, former cast member Eddie Murphy, who stars in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name and will host the Christmas episode on December 21.

Thanks to election season heating up, one thing we can count on from the upcoming season of SNL will be a lot more political sketches, which senior writer Bryan Tucker recently hinted to Vulture: “We’re all looking forward to the Democratic primaries next year where we can get a new take on these candidates who are running.” The SNL ticket lottery closes in just a few days at the end of August, so if you’re hoping to win tickets to see a live show this year, consider yourself warned: Your time is quickly running out.

SNL Season 45 to Feature Eddie Murphy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge