Kim Kardashian and Young Thug Among Those Tapped for 'Saturday Night Live' Season 47

The award-winning sketch show announced the host and musical guest lineup for its opening month. Other guests include Halsey, Rami Malek, and Kacey Musgraves.

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Kim Kardashian has reached another career milestone. 

On Oct. 9, the reality TV star/entrepreneur will make her Saturday Night Live hosting debut next month alongside musical guest Halsey.

“OMFG no turning back now!” Kardashian tweeted. “LOL I’m hosting SNL!!!!!!”

OMFG no turning back now!!!! LOL
I’m hosting SNL!!!!!! @nbcsnl

— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) September 22, 2021

The award-winning sketch show shared the news Wednesday afternoon, when it unveiled its guest host and musical lineup for the first four weeks of season 47, which kicks off Oct. 2. Actor Owen Wilson will host the season opener with music performances from Kacey Musgraves.

As pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter, every October episode will feature first-time hosts. Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis will close out the month alongside musical guests Young Thug and Brandi Carlile, respectively. Although Sudeikis has never hosted SNL, the 46-year-old multi-hyphenate is no stranger to Studio 8H. He began writing for the series in 2003 and secured an on-screen role about two years later. Sudeikis, who just won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as the titular character in Ted Lasso, left SNL as full-time cast member in 2013, but made a number of appearances throughout the following years.

You can check out SNL’s four-week opening lineup for season 47 below.

— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) September 22, 2021

SNL also won a number of categories at the 73rd Emmy Awards over the weekend, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for the fourth year in a row. The showrunners have yet to announce which cast members they’ve added for the upcoming season or which stars will not return. SNL boss Lorne Michaels addressed the questions Sunday, when asked whether there was any truth to Pete Davidson and Cecily Strong’s rumored departures.

“I don’t think anyone will be heartbroken. People will be happy with what we have [coming up],” he said in the Emmys virtual press room. “That was me being evasive. We’re just finalizing one thing and we always tell [information about] the first four shows at the same time. There’s some new cast [coming on]. They’ll be announced next week.”

Stay tuned.

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