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‘Saturday Night Live’ lines up Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga for October

Tom Hanks and Emily Blunt
Tom Hanks and Emily Blunt will both host “Saturday Night Live” this season.
(Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images; Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

“Saturday Night Live” revealed some significant star power for this season, with Tom Hanks returning for his ninth stint as host, and his “Charlie Wilson’s War” co-star, Emily Blunt, making her debut on the long-running sketch series.

Blunt, who can be seen in “The Girl on the Train,” will host the Oct. 15 episode. She’ll be joined by musical guest Bruno Mars, who just released his new single, “24K Magic.”

The following week, on Oct. 22, Tom Hanks will return to Studio 8H a week before his new film, “Inferno,” the third installment of the “DaVinci Code” franchise, hits theaters. The Oscar winner also recently starred in Clint Eastwood’s “Sully.”

That night’s musical guest will be Lady Gaga, who recently was tapped to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show

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The trailer for Ron Howard’s “Inferno,” starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones.

As previously announced, “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his hosting debut on Oct. 8 with Twenty One Pilots performing.

This season of “SNL” premiered last weekend with “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie as host and the Weeknd as musical guest. It also marked the debut of Alec Baldwin appearing as Donald Trump.


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