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'Saturday Night Live' Debuts Season 41 With Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer And Tracy Morgan

Tucker Gibson |
October 2, 2015 | 11:47 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

"Saturday Night Live" is back for its 41st season (NBC).
"Saturday Night Live" is back for its 41st season (NBC).
Your "Saturday Night Live" withdrawal is almost over. The 41st season kicks off Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus hosting and serving as the musical guest.

Fresh off her stint on the VMAs where we all (unsurprisingly) learned that she smokes marijuana, we can guess that we are likely to get more of the same. If I had it my way, Vanessa Beyer’s version of Cyrus would host the whole show, because that would be “pretty cool.”

Cyrus is no stranger to Studio 8H, having previously hosted in March of 2011 and October of 2013. I’m sure we’ll have a reprise of the Miley Cyrus Show with Beyer, and here’s to hoping we get a skit out of the “Miley, what’s good” comment from Nicki Minaj.

If history is an indicator, the writers won’t go easy on her. Back in 2013, her “VMA-performance-heard-round-the-world” was used during her cold open as the cause of the end of the world. 

If it crashes and burns, it’s okay! The week after, we have a real meeting of the minds -- Amy Schumer will apear on "SNL." It’s a dream come true; a match made in heaven. Her sketch show, "Inside Amy Schumer," just won an Emmy and her breakout film "Trainwreck" smashed the box office and earned glowing reviews.

Apart from that, Schumer is considerably funny in real life. On one occassion, she got drunk and ate Jake Gyllenhaal’s cake, and even texted Katie Couric’s husband that she wanted to try anal.

Her comedy is witty, unafraid and just the right amount of political. There’s no way this can go wrong. 

Finally, Tracy Morgan will make one of his first big appearances since his severe automobile accident back in June of 2014. Morgan suffered a severe brain injury after his limo van was rear-ended by a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan’s recovery took a long time, but he is slowly and surely back to full health.

Morgan hosted in 2009 and called "SNL" home from 1996 to 2003. He has a whole book of characters he could reprise but I’m personally hoping for Brian Fellows and Uncle Jemima.  

Tune in to "Satuday Night Live" on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.

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