Live from New York, it’s Saturday evening! Season 48 of Saturday Night Live premiered on Oct. 1, and present runner Lorne Michaels has but to disappoint along with his alternative of present hosts and musical friends. This week, Aubrey Plaza makes her debut alongside returning musical visitor Sam Smith!
To kick off this season, Top Gun: Maverick actor Miles Teller, 35, hosted the Oct. 1 episode with Kendrick Lamar because the musical visitor. “It’s really exciting. You’re working with the absolute best of the best, so you feel well taken care of, but it is, it’s a lot. It’s a whirlwind,” Miles informed NBC4 forward of his huge debut.
This season of SNL comes after a handful of solid members introduced their departures from the present. Cast members Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and featured participant Aristotle Athari exited after Season 47, together with Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson. Chris Redd additionally confirmed to PEOPLE that he was saying goodbye to the present on Sept. 20.
Learn extra in regards to the subsequent Season 48 present under.
Aubrey Plaza Makes ‘SNL’ Debut
Saturday Night Live will welcome Aubrey Plaza for the primary time on Saturday, Jan. 21. The look is sizzling off her buzzy season of The White Lotus, the place she performed lawyer Harper who holidays in Sicily with on-screen husband Ethan (Will Sharpe), and their couple mates: Theo James‘ Cameron and Meghann Fahy‘s Daphne. The 38-year-old additionally earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Aubrey Plaza and Sam Smith are right here for the primary episode of 2023 THIS SATURDAY!!! pic.twitter.com/z7BV57qwwA
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 19, 2023
Aubrey stored her signature useless pan vibe in a promo alongside Sam and SNL‘s Kenan Thompson that popped up on social media earlier this week. “We love you in The White Lotus,” Kenan said to Aubrey, as Sam chimed in that she was “brilliant in Emily The Criminal.” Kenan then interjected with a show she wasn’t in: “And you were great in Wednesday!” Aubrey rapidly corrected him, nevertheless, as Kenan drew a comparability to the actress and Jenna Ortega. “Because it seems like…” he trailed off, as Aubrey seemingly agreed the 2 have an analogous vibe. “I know,” Aubrey then mentioned, telling Kenan that she couldn’t do the notorious Wednesday dance!
The Musical Guest For The Episode Is Sam Smith
Sam Smith is returning for the fourth time to SNL. The British born singer, 30, made his debut again in 2014 on a Louis C.Okay. hosted episode along with his breakout hit “Stay With Me” together with “Lay Me Down.” He made a particular visitor look the next 12 months with Disclosure on their track “Omen.” His most up-to-date look was in 2017 on a Gal Gadot hosted episode with “Too Good at Goodbyes” and “Pray.”
His music has taken a extra upbeat flip with the attractive single “Unholy,” which is a collaboration with Kim Petras. The monitor hit prime 20 across the globe, and in addition acquired a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance on the sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards.
“‘Unholy’ was made in Jamaica and was one of the most glorious creative moments I’ve ever had as an artist,” Sam mentioned of the hyper pop tune. “It was so cathartic and freeing to experiment like this and throw out the rule book. It has also been an honour to work with Kim and get to witness her brilliance. This song is about liberating oneself from the clutches of others’ secrets,” he additionally mentioned.
What Time Is ‘SNL’ On?
Saturday Night Live airs at 11:35 p.m. PST/EST and 9:30 p.m. MT on native NBC associates. The sequence may also be streamed reside on the Peacock app.
‘SNL’ Cast Members This Season
Saturday Night Live has various new solid members becoming a member of the present this season, together with Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.
Michael Che and Colin Jost stay of their roles as “Weekend Update” hosts, which they took over in 2014 from Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong. Other returning solid members embody Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, and Heidi Gardner. Rounding out the returning listing is Sarah Sherman, Ego Nwodim, Chloe Fineman, Mikey Day, and Punkie Johnson.
As talked about above, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, featured participant Aristotle Athari, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, and Chris Redd departed the present forward of Season 48. Many of those solid members introduced their exit in May with some not revealing the information till Sept. 1.
Chris introduced the information of his exit from SNL on Sept. 20 with an announcement to PEOPLE. “Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth,” Chris mentioned. “Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to Cassie Gill Lorne Michaels and to the entire SNL organization. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you all enough.”
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