The lights are back on in Studio 8H.
Saturday Night Live has returned to kick off season 48 of the Emmy-winning NBC sketch show, and some things are bound to look a little different. At the end of last season, SNL said goodbye to longtime cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, and over the summer the show announced that Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, Aristotle Athari, and Chris Redd also would not return. To fill some gaps, season 48 welcomed four new featured players: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.
Having a hard time dealing with all that change? Don't worry, SNL mainstay Kenan Thompson will be there to guide us through his record 20th season on the cast. And although absent from the season premiere, Cecily Strong will be back later this season after wrapping up a play in Los Angeles.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Jeff Spicer/Getty Images 'SNL' season 48 hosts Megan Thee Stallion, Brendan Gleeson, and Miles Teller
Read on to see who is hosting each new episode and who they'll be introducing as musical guest.
Season 48 premiere: Miles Teller and Kendrick Lamar
Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller hosted SNL for the first time on the season 48 premiere on Oct. 1. Musical guest Kendrick Lamar made his third appearance on the show. Watch Teller's monologue below, and read our recap of the full premiere episode, which included special guests Jon Hamm and Shaun White.
Oct. 8, 2022: Brendan Gleeson and Willow
Mr. Mercedes star Brendan Gleeson hosted for the first time on Oct. 8 and was joined by a surprise guest: his The Banshees of Inisherin costar Colin Farrell. The night's musical guest was Willow — the daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who recently dropped her surname — who also popped up last season to perform "Psychofreak" with Camila Cabello. Watch Farrell join Gleeso in the monologue, and read our full episode 2 recap.
Oct. 15, 2022: Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion hosted for the first time on Oct. 15 and joined the likes of Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles and others who have pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on the same episode. It marked the Grammy winner's second time as musical guest. Watch her monologue below, and read our episode 3 recap.
Oct. 29, 2022: Jack Harlow
Jack Harlow followed in Megan Thee Stallion and Co.'s footsteps and pulled double duty as host and musical guest on the upcoming Oct. 29 episode. It marked the rapper's second time as musical guest. Watch his monologue below, and read our episode 4 recap.
Nov. 5, 2022: Amy Schumer and Steve Lacy
After a long string of first-timers, SNL brought back its first returning host of the season. Amy Schumer headlined the Nov. 5 episode, joined by musical guest Steve Lacy. The comedian hosted twice before in 2015 and 2018, and she recently revived her own sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, after a six-year hiatus. Watch her monologue below, and read our episode recap.
Nov. 12, 2022: Dave Chappelle and Black Star
Dave Chappelle hosted for a third time on the Nov. 12 episode, while hip hop duo Black Star served as musical guest. The comedian previously hosted in November of 2016 and 2020. Watch his monologue below, and read our episode recap 6 recap here.
Dec. 3, 2022: Keke Palmer and SZA
Keke Palmer will make her hosting debut on the Dec. 3 episode alongside musical guest SZA, who is set to make her return to the studio 8H stage. The singer made her SNL debut back in December 2017 alongside host James Franco.
Will Heath/NBC via Getty; Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Will Heath/NBC via Getty 'Saturday Night Live' season 48 hosts include Dave Chappelle, Keke Palmer, and Amy Schumer
Check back for updates on each week's host and musical guest. Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.