Thursday, February 22, 2024

SNL: Is Kate McKinnon Returning? Don’t Know, But Kim Kardashian Is One Of New Season’s First Hosts


Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis are set as the four opening hosts of the new season of “Saturday Night Live.” Yes, Kim Kardashian. Even Lorne Michaels will pander to ratings.

Musical guests for each corresponding host are Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug and Brandi Carlile. Not pulse racing exciting, but decent enough.

We don’t know if Kate McKinnon has agreed to come back. Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong have indicated they will, Pete Davidson is a strong maybe, we know Colin Jost and Michael Che are there, and Aidy Bryant. Anyone who had an exit plan has been stymied by the pandemic, although we did see Kate in a couple of big commercials this summer.

The first show is October 2nd. Hopefully by then they’ll figure out who’s going to play Joe Biden and do some funny stuff with the president. And Maya Rudolph can be expected to return as Kamala Harris since she just won Emmy for “SNL” playing the Veep.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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