This weekend is the season 39 premiere of Saturday Night Live
, and what better way to kick off a new season than with a former cast member and Weekend Update
co-anchor -- the incomparable Tina Fey -- as host?
With so many cast departures this year -- Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen -- some might be wary about seeing brand-new members added to the show. But having Fey at the helm for the premiere is a great way to add some familiarity, while at the same time luring in plenty of viewers so they can be introduced to the newbies.
NBC has released a series of promos featuring the former 30 Rock star and regular Kenan Thompson as they give a tease on what we might expect from the premiere. They reassure fans that the show will be over long before Breaking Bad's on, so you won't be missing out on the series finale of the AMC drama. Also, Fey has a wardrobe malfunction in one of the promos. (Apparently, she had one during the Emmys last weekend.)
We all know the Queen of SNL will do a fantastic job as host. Since she's returning, here's hoping her partner-in-crime Amy Poehler will stop by as well. Cecily Strong is expected to make her debut as Weekend Update co-anchor with Seth Meyers, so maybe Fey (and Poehler) can give her some tips on succeeding in her new role.
And will she step back into Sarah Palin's shoes? We haven't heard much from the former Alaska governor lately, so maybe not, but then again, it might be a disappointment if she doesn't acknowledge it in some capacity.
Are you excited for Tina Fey to host SNL? Are there any characters you want her to reprise, or any celebs like Amy Poehler to stop by?
Saturday Night Live
season 39 premieres on September 28 at 11:35pm on NBC, with musical guest Arcade Fire.
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