Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in October

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Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in October

Tom Hanks and Emily Blunt will each host “Saturday Night Live” episodes in October, NBC announced Friday.

Blunt, promoting her new film “Girl on the Train,” will host the Oct. 15 episode, with Bruno Mars, making his fourth appearance on the late-night sketch show, as the accompanying musical guest.

Hanks will host the Oct. 22 episode, marking his ninth time hosting, to time with the opening of the third “Da Vinci Code” movie, “Inferno.” Lady Gaga will be the musical guest, making her third appearance on “SNL.”

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Margot Robbie hosted the season premiere of “SNL” this year on Oct. 1.

This year, “SNL” added new players Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Mikey Day to the cast. The trio effectively replaces Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. “Wild ‘N Out” alum Day was actually a writer on the show, ironically penning plenty for Killam in the past.

Fired fan-favorites and “SNL” veterans Killam and Pharoah leave big shoes to fill, though Rudnitsky was one-and-done as a featured act — he struggled for camera time on the highly competitive program. Don’t feel too badly for Killam and Pharoah, they both landed on their feet over at Showtime.

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Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is creator and executive producer. On Sunday, standout Kate McKinnon became the first “SNL” player to win an Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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