The lights are back on in Studio 8H.
Saturday Night Live has returned for season 48 of the Emmy-winning NBC sketch show, and some things are bound to look a little different. At the end of last season, SNL said goodbye to longtime cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney, and over the summer the show announced that Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, Aristotle Athari, and Chris Redd also would not return. To fill some gaps, season 48 welcomed four new featured players: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.
Having a hard time dealing with all that change? Don't worry, SNL mainstay Kenan Thompson is still around to guide us through his record 20th season on the cast. And although absent from the season premiere, Cecily Strong returned after wrapping up a play in Los Angeles.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic; Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Jeff Spicer/Getty Images 'SNL' season 48 hosts Megan Thee Stallion, Brendan Gleeson, and Miles Teller
Read on to see who's hosting each new episode and who they'll be introducing as musical guest.
Season 48 premiere: Miles Teller and Kendrick Lamar
Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller hosted SNL for the first time on the season 48 premiere on Oct. 1. Musical guest Kendrick Lamar made his third appearance on the show. Watch Teller's monologue below, and read our recap of the full premiere episode, which included special guests Jon Hamm and Shaun White.
Oct. 8, 2022: Brendan Gleeson and Willow
Mr. Mercedes star Brendan Gleeson hosted for the first time on Oct. 8 and was joined by a surprise guest: his The Banshees of Inisherin costar Colin Farrell. The night's musical guest was Willow — the daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who recently dropped her surname — who also popped up last season to perform "Psychofreak" with Camila Cabello. Watch Farrell join Gleeso in the monologue below, and read our full episode 2 recap.
Oct. 15, 2022: Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion hosted for the first time on Oct. 15 and joined the likes of Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, and others who have pulled double duty as both host and musical guest on the same episode. It marked the Grammy winner's second time as musical guest. Watch her monologue below, and read our episode 3 recap.
Oct. 29, 2022: Jack Harlow
Jack Harlow followed in Megan Thee Stallion & Co.'s footsteps and pulled double duty as host and musical guest on the Oct. 29 episode. It marked the rapper's second time as musical guest. Watch his monologue below, and read our episode 4 recap.
Nov. 5, 2022: Amy Schumer and Steve Lacy
After a long string of first-timers, SNL brought back its first returning host of the season. Amy Schumer headlined the Nov. 5 episode, joined by musical guest Steve Lacy. The comedian hosted twice before, in 2015 and 2018, and she recently revived her own sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, after a six-year hiatus. Watch her monologue below, and read our episode recap.
Nov. 12, 2022: Dave Chappelle and Black Star
Dave Chappelle hosted for a third time on the Nov. 12 episode, while hip-hop duo Black Star served as musical guest. The comedian previously hosted in November of 2016 and 2020. Watch his monologue below, and read our episode recap 6 recap here.
Dec. 3, 2022: Keke Palmer and SZA
Keke Palmer made her hosting debut on the Dec. 3 episode, alongside musical guest SZA. The show was full of surprises, including the Nope star announcing her pregnancy during the monologue and Kenan Thompson reuniting with his childhood comedy partner Kel Mitchell for a delightful Kenan & Kel reboot sketch. Watch Palmer's monologue below, and read our episode 7 recap.
Dec. 10, 2022: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Brandi Carlile
Two familiar faces are returning to Studio 8H. Steve Martin and Martin Short will cohost the Dec. 10 show, joined by musical guest Brandi Carlile. Both have a long history with SNL: Short is a former cast member who's hosted three times, and Martin has hosted a whopping 15 times. (Does that mean he has three Five-Timers jackets?)
Dec. 17, 2022: Austin Butler and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Elvis is entering the building: Austin Butler has been tapped to host the final show of 2022, headlining the Dec. 17 episode with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as musical guest. It'll be Butler's first time hosting — although given that it's the Christmas show, he'll probably be joined by a slew of special guests.
Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jemal Countess/Getty; Chris Hyde/Getty Keke Palmer, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Austin Butler
Check back for updates on each week's host and musical guest. Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.