A few day ago, I made a wishlist of the Top 10 new SNL hosts I'd like to see this season. Well the first 3 hosts have been announced, and so far I'm 0/3. The hosts are a bit surprising, but should make for an interesting season nonetheless. The first 3 SNL hosts for this season (all pictured in tuxedos with black bow ties) are as follows:
The SNL season premier will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. This is an interesting choice as although he does a lot of voicework, he's really not much of an actor. He is known for creating writing, and voicing many characters in his hit animated series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, as well as writing, directing, and voicing the Teddy Bear in this summer's film Ted. But in terms of actual live-action acting, Seth has really only done a few minor roles. While I don't consider myself a big Family Guy fan, I do acknowledged Seth is a really talented and funny guy, so I am interested to see what he'll do as host. I know he also is a great singer, and loves doing big musical numbers, so I'd bet that he will do a big musical opening monologue. I also wouldn't be surprised if there was a cameo by some of his Family Guy/Ted friends, like Seth Green, Mila Kunis, and/or Mark Wahlberg. And perhaps a live-action Family Guy sketch?
9/22 Joseph Gordon-Levitt (with musical guest Mumford & Sons)
10/6 Daniel Craig (with musical guest Muse)
In addition to these regular episodes of Saturday Night Live, there will also be 2 SNL Primetime Specials on Thursday 9/20 and Thursday 9/27. These 30 minute SNL specials will focus on election coverage, as the Presidential election heats up. So lot's of SNL coming up next month! Still no word yet on if Jason Sudeikis will be returning to the show, or who will be joining to cast to replace Andy, Kristen, and Abby, but we'll be sure to post updates when we find out!