"Saturday Night Live" Rolls Out Season 43 with a Star-Studded 3-Week Lineup

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25 September 2017
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"Saturday Night Live"
Airs LIVE Simultaneously Coast to Coast at 11:30 PM ET
Saturdays, September 30, October 7 & 14 on NBC

          "Satuday Night Live" kicks off the season on September 30 with twice Oscar-nominated host Ryan Gosling and Grammy Award-winning musical guest Jay-Z. Returning for the second time as host, Gosling is set to star in the sci-fi drama “Blade Runner 2049,” which opens Oct. 6.

          SNL will also begin its 43rd season with three new cast members: Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd, who will join the September 30 season premiere as featured players.

          “Wonder Woman” Star Gal Gadot set to host October 7 episode, with Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning musical guest Sam Smith. Gadot, who will be making her first “SNL” appearance, will next co-star in the highly anticipated “Justice League,” arriving in theaters Nov. 17.

          Kumail Nanjiani will host the season’s third show on October 14, marking his debut. Nanjiani stars as Dinesh Chugtai in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Grammy Award-winning artist P!nk will join Nanjiani for the season’s third episode as musical guest. P!nk was recently honored at the MTV VMAs with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in August.

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