Who Is Hosting 'Saturday Night Live?' A Guide to Season 48

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Here's everything you need to know about season 48, as it happens.

Saturday Night Live's season 48 has come to an abrupt hald. NBC announced on Tuesday that the show's forthcoming episode -- which was set to be hosted by Pete Davidson -- has been cancelled due to the Writers Guild of America strike.

Pete Davidson, who left the late-night sketch series at the end of season 47 in 2022, was to make his return to Studio 8H on May 6. He has been be promoting his new semi-autobiographical comedy series, Bupkiswhich launches on Peacock May 4.

As for SNL, the network announced that the show the show "will air repeats until further notice starting Saturday, May 6," and it is expected the shutdown will continue throughout the duration of the strike.

This season, the new cast has looked quite a bit different, with four fresh new faces after a surprising exodus of long-time cast members -- including veteran castmember Cecily Strong, who departed the show mid-season during the last episode of 2022. However, the new group have been coming together for a strong series of episodes over the past few months.

Check out the full list of the hosts and musical guests who have lent their talent to Season 48.

SNL Episode 1 -- Oct. 1, 2022

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Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller hosted the season 48 debut -- and appeared in the "cold open" sketch, which is rare for a first-time host -- while Kendrick Lamar hit the stage as a musical guest.

SNL Episode 2 -- Oct. 8, 2022

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Celebrated Irish actor Brendan Gleeson made his SNL debut and was joined in his monologue by his The Banshees of Inisherin co-star Colin Farrell. Meanwhile, Willow served as the night's musical guest.

SNL Episode 3 -- Oct. 15, 2022

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Megan Thee Stallion pulled double duty, making her debut as an SNL host, and her triumphant return as a musical guest.

SNL Episode 4 -- Oct. 29, 2022

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After previously serving as a musical guest, Jack Harlow took the stage for SNL's Halloween episode, and, like Megan Thee Stallion, also performed.

SNL Episode 5 -- Nov. 5, 2022

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Comedian and Oscars co-host Amy Schumer took the reins in her third go as host. Meanwhile, she was joined by Steve Lacy as the night's musical guest.

SNL Episode 6 -- Nov. 12, 2022

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Stand-up comic and returning host Dave Chappelle took the stage once again, alongside the night's musical guest, hip hop duo Black Star.

SNL Episode 7 -- Dec. 3, 2022

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Keke Palmer made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, and was joined by musical guest SZA.

SNL Episode 8 -- Dec. 10, 2022

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Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short returned to their familiar old stomping grounds as joint co-hosts, and were joined by musical guest Brandi Carlile.

SNL Episode 9 -- Dec. 17, 2022

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Elvis star and potential Oscar contender Austin Butler basked in the spotlight in his hosting debut. Meanwhile, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were originally set to serve as musical guests. However, the band’s guitarist, Nick Zinner, had been battling pneumonia, and they were forced to pull out. In their place, Lizzo stepped up to serve as musical guest. This will mark Lizzo's second time as musical guest in 2022, after she performed and also hosted SNL back in April.

SNL Episode 10 -- Jan. 21, 2023

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For the show's first episode of the new year, SNL tapped White Lotus star, and queen of deadpan, Aubrey Plaza to host. She was joined by musical guest Sam Smith, who returned to the Studio 8H stage for the fourth time.

SNL Episode 11 -- Jan. 28, 2023

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The Creed and Black Panther star made his SNL hosting debut, alongside first-time musical guest Lil Baby -- who previously made an uncredited appearance during an episode back in 2019.

SNL Episode 12 -- Feb. 4, 2023

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Pedro Pascal, who stars in the HBO drama The Last of Us and Disney+'s The Mandalorian, made his SNL hosting debut, alongside musical guest Coldplay. The British band performed for the seventh time.

SNL Episode 13 -- Feb. 25, 2023

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Woody Harrelson, who will next been seen as CIA officer E. Howard Hunt in the HBO limited series White House Plumbers, joined the five-timers club when he returned to Studio 8H. Jack White served as the musical guest, with the singer also making his fifth appearance on the show -- once with The White Stripes and three previous times solo.

SNL Episode 14 -- Mar. 4, 2023

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NFL star Travis Kelce -- hot off his Super Bowl LVII victory -- made his SNL debut, making him the first athlete to host since J.J. Watts took on the challenge in Feb. 2020. Kelce was joined by first-time musical guest Kelsea Ballerini.

SNL Episode 15 -- Mar. 11, 2023

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Wednesday star Jenna Ortega took to the Studio 8H stage as a first time host, and was joined by musical guest The 1975. This marked the band's second turn as SNL musical guests.

SNL Episode 16 -- Apr. 1, 2023

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Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson -- who has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award just in the past few months -- made her Saturday Night Live debut, alongside musical guest Lil Yachty.

SNL Episode 17 -- Apr. 8, 2023

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SNL alum Molly Shannon returned to Studio 8H as a first-time solo host. (She and many of her female co-stars returned for Betty White's Mother's Day show in 2010.) Shannon was accompanied by musical guest Jonas Brothers, returning to the show for the first time since 2019.

SNL Episode 17 -- Apr. 15, 2023

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Ana de Armas promoted her upcoming rom-com thriller, Ghosted, with an SNL-hosting turn on April 15, and was joined by another Latina performing powerhouse in musical guest Karol G.

SNL Episode 18 -- May 6, 2023

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Pete Davidson was set to make his return to Studio 8H for the May 6 episode, one year after departing SNL following the 47th season. However, due to the writers strike, the episode has been canceled. It would have marked Davidson's hosting debut. He has been promoting his new Peacock series, Bupkis.

Saturday Night Live airs lives, coast to coast, at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.