NBC introduced Wednesday that the Bupkis star will make his extremely anticipated internet hosting debut, joined by musical visitor Ice Spice, throughout the sketch comedy mainstay’s Oct. 14 fall premiere.
The 29-year-old comic — who departed from Saturday Evening Stay in 2022 after eight seasons — was set to host an episode final Might, nevertheless it was canceled on account of Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which ended final week.
“The beforehand introduced Saturday Evening Stay hosted by Pete Davidson and musical visitor Lil Uzi Vert is cancelled because of the writers’ strike,” NBC confirmed in a launch on the time. “SNL will air repeats till additional discover beginning Saturday, Might 6.”
Following Davidson’s flip in Studio 8H, Dangerous Bunny will do double responsibility as each host and musical visitor on Oct. 21.
The official SNL Instagram account additionally made the information official with their signature cork board announcement displaying the names of all three stars.
Along with the host announcement, the sketch sequence will welcome Chloe Troast to the forged as a featured participant.
Returning forged members embrace Michael Che, Colin Jost, Bowen Yang, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Punkie Johnson, Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson — who’s celebrating his twentieth anniversary on this system.
The season 49 announcement comes because the SAG-AFTRA strike continues; nevertheless, the present is ready to return as a result of it falls underneath the union’s Community Code.
“SAG-AFTRA members showing on Saturday Evening Stay both as hosts, friends, or forged members are working underneath the Community Code settlement, which isn’t a contract we’re hanging. They aren’t in violation of SAG-AFTRA strike guidelines, and we help them in fulfilling their contractual obligations,” the union mentioned in a press release.
“This system is a SAG-AFTRA non-dramatic manufacturing underneath a separate settlement that’s not topic to the union’s strike order,” the assertion continued.
“Nearly all of our members who’re common forged on Saturday Evening Stay had contractual obligations to the present previous to the strike. Many are underneath possibility agreements that require them to return to the present if the producers train their possibility which the producers have completed.”
The assertion continued by noting there’s a “no strike clause” within the Community Code Collective Bargaining Settlement, including, “This implies our performers agree to not strike throughout the time period of the Collective Bargaining Settlement and to indicate as much as work throughout this time period (the Community Code runs by June 30, 2024). By not displaying as much as work, our performers might be held in breach of contract and the Union is prohibited from advising them to not work.”
The assertion concluded, “It is very important acknowledge that SAG-AFTRA is combating in opposition to the studios and never members who’re required to go to work day by day underneath different union contracts or private service agreements. We stand with our union siblings throughout the business as we additionally acknowledge our obligations underneath federal labor regulation.”
Late-night reveals together with The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Stay!, Late Evening with Seth Meyers, This Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Every day Present have additionally introduced their return to the airwaves post-strike.
Season 49 of Saturday Evening Stay premieres Oct. 14 at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.