'Saturday Night Live' sets first hosts of the season, including Kim Kardashian and Rami Malek

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Saturday Night Live is back, baby.

The enduring NBC sketch comedy series is set to kick off Season 47 on Oct. 2. The announcement blasted across the show's social media channels serves up the host and musical guest lineup for the season's first four episodes, using the index-cards-on-bulletin-board format that's become the standard for these reveals.

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First up is Owen Wilson on Oct. 2, with Kacey Musgraves providing the tunes. The next week, Oct. 9, brings Kim Kardashian West to the historic 30 Rock set, backed by Halsey. Rami Malek is up next on Oct. 16, appearing on the show just a week after he appears as the villain in Daniel Craig's final James Bond movie, No Time To Die. Young Thug is the musical guest that week.

The last one in the set, falling on Oct. 23, brings in Ted Lasso star (and recent Emmy winner) Jason Sudeikis, alongside musical guest Brandi Carlile. This is a bit of a homecoming for Sudeikis, who wrote for the show starting in 2003 and then moved in front of the camera in 2005. He stayed with SNL as a cast member until 2013, but he's never hosted before.

(Listen, SNL: I expect jokes about delicious shortbread biscuits and humans who are actually CG creations when Jason's episode air.)

There's plenty more to come for Season 47 of SNL, but hosts and musical guests are announced piecemeal like this throughout the season. Rest assured, though: When we know, you'll know.


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