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Lin-Manuel Miranda not throwing away his shot to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Lin-Manuel Miranda not throwing away his shot to host 'Saturday Night Live'
Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 8. (Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press)

He's won an Emmy, a Grammy, a Pulitzer Prize and a few Tonys, but there are still a million things that Lin-Manuel Miranda hasn't done. But he'll soon add another big accomplishment to his resumé.

Miranda will return to center stage Oct. 8 when he hosts "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest Twenty One Pilots, NBC announced Wednesday morning.

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Though it will be Miranda's first time hosting "SNL," it won't be the first time the actor's appeared at length on NBC.

Miranda played a recurring role on the 2013 NBC series "Do No Harm," which was pitched as a modern take on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" featuring Steven Pasquale ("The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"). Pasquale is currently engaged to Phillipa Soo, who was nominated for a Tony for her work as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, wife of Alexander, in "Hamilton."

This has been six degrees of "Hamilton" as centered on a terrible NBC drama.

Twenty One Pilots will also be making their "Saturday Night Live" debut. The duo recently became the first alternative group to have two different songs on the Billboard Hot 100 — "Ride" from their album "Blurryface," and "Heathens" from the "Suicide Squad" soundtrack.

"Saturday Night Live" returns for its 42nd season on Oct. 1, with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd.

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