‘SNL’ Books Megan Thee Stallion, Kendrick Lamar, Willow for Season 48

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 BET Awards. She will host and perform on SNL. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Kendrick Lamar, Megan Thee Stallion and Willow Smith are set to perform on the 48th season of Saturday Night Live.

SNL shared the lineup of hosts and musical guests for the first three episodes of the new season on Tuesday.

The long-running NBC sketch comedy series booked Kendrick Lamar to perform on the season premiere. Top Gun: Maverick actor Miles Teller will host the episode.

Lamar is currently on tour following the release of his album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.” This marks his third time performing on SNL. He last visited the show in 2018, when he was joined by Anderson .Paak.

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On the Oct. 8 episode, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Tragedy of Macbeth) will emcee for the first time, and Willow will serve as musical guest.

The following week on Oct. 15, Megan Thee Stallion will pull double duty as host and musical guest. The appearance marks her hosting debut and her second time performing as musical guest.

As previously reported, Chris Redd won’t be returning to SNL for season 48. He is the eighth cast member to exit the series since the season 47 finale in May. Also moving on are Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari.

Meanwhile, the show has added four new featured players — Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker.

Season 48 of SNL premieres Oct. 1 on NBC and streams live on Peacock.