The first three shows of the upcoming 41st season of "Saturday Night Live" are shaping up to be top-notch. Miley Cyrus returns for a third time to kick off the season on Oct. 3. Comedy "It" girl Amy Schumer makes her debut as host on Oct. 10. And one-time cast member Tracy Morgan is slated to emcee on Oct. 17.
While the first and second episodes are sure to have lots of laughs, rxpect lots of tears during that third one. Morgan was seriously injured in a June 2014 car wreck that took the live of one of his fellow passengers. Since then, he has been busy recuperating.
Our forum posters have been buzzing since the announcement was made. Among those to sound off were the following:
GoMe91: Officially excited. The cast seems to work well with Miley Cyrus (most of them have said good things about her). Amy Schumer was a no-brainer. And it'll be nice just to see Tracy Morgan again.
Atypical: I would have had Goddess Amy Schumer in the season premiere, but the second episode will do nicely! Miley's surprisingly adept in this format, so good on her returning. It'll be an emotional night when Tracy Morgan returns. I wasn't really expectiing him back so soon after his tragic accident. Hope he's up for this.
NateDogg: I already am looking forward to Amy Schumer's episode and am prepared to be very disappointed if she isn't on the 2016 Emmy ballot the way this past season's second episode host Sarah Silverman wasn't. And the last time Miley Cyrus hosted there was a federal government shutdown, so, if these things coincide again, I'm going to wonder if she is causing them! 🙂 I expect that the Tracy Morgan episode will be more about sentiment than quality, but all is forgiven if he brings back Brian Fellow!
BenitoDelicias: All three look like the perfect hosts…so let's hope (laughs) that the writers don't screw this up.
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