Sydney Sweeney to make her hosting debut on ‘SNL’ with musical guest Kacey Musgraves

Sydney Sweeney will make her hosting debut on 'SNL' with musical guest Kacey Musgraves
Credit: Sydney Sweeney Instagram

The iconic Studio 8H has gotten a new host who will grace the live late-night comedy sketch stage to make this season even more unforgettable!

After making a name for herself in the entertainment industry by starring in hit shows like Euphoria, The White Lotus, alongside this year’s $189 million-grossing hit romantic comedy Anyone but You. Sydney Sweeney has now set her eyes on making her hosting debut in the upcoming episode of Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” Season 49 which is scheduled to air next month on March 2, 2024, at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC and streaming the next day on Peacock.

Joining the 26-year-old actress will be Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, 35, who promises to create a night of unforgettable entertainment that fans won’t want to miss. Sweeney also confirmed this news with her 17.8 million followers on Instagram Story by sharing SNL’s official announcement post with a caption where she jokes, “About to face my biggest fear. Stage fright. Haha.” Take a look at the post below: 

Sydney Sweeney will make her hosting debut on ‘SNL’ with musical guest Kacey Musgraves
Credit: Sydney Sweeney Instagram Story

In addition to this, the announcement also confirmed that this episode will be followed by the return of actor Josh Brolin as the host for the third time alongside Ariana Grande as the episode’s musical guest on March 9, 2024, which will air at the same time slot of 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC and Peacock. 

Brolin, 56, will once again be seen starring as Gurney Halleck in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two, set to release in the United States on March 1, 2024. Moreover, Grande, 30, is also gearing up to release her upcoming seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine, which is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2024, through Republic Records. She will also be seen starring as Glinda in the two-part film adaptation of Wicked, for which the first part is set to release later this year, on November 27, 2024. 

“Saturday Night Live” makes headlines with topical humor reflecting politics and current events, features an array of characters with a perspective on pop culture that remains unparalleled, and offers sharp political commentary through its signature Weekend Update segment. A variety show that is truly one of a kind, “SNL” also attracts the biggest stars of music to its stage for innovative viral performances. It is the most Emmy-nominated show in history and holds 93 Emmy wins.

Lastly, new updates about the highly anticipated biopic film ‘SNL 1975’ by Sony Pictures, confirm that the studio has found its new four main stars: Lamorne Morris has been cast to play Garrett Morris, Dylan O’Brien will play Dan Aykroyd, Cory Michael Smith will play Chevy Chase and Matt Wood will portray the role of John Belushi. They have joined the stellar cast for the feature film, which will be based on the real-life behind-the-scenes accounts of the opening episode. 

Gabriel LaBelle has also been cast to play Lorne Michaels alongside Cooper Hoffman as Dick Ebersol, Rachel Sennott as Rosie Shuster, Matt Wood as John Belushi, Ella Hunt as Gilda Radner, Kim Matula as Jane Curtin, and Emily Fairn as Laraine Newman. The original screenplay is written by Reitman and Gil Kenan after conducting a series of interviews. Reitman, Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Erica Mills, and Peter Rice have been assigned to produce the project. 

The official synopsis of ‘SNL 1975′ reads:

On October 11, 1975, a ferocious troupe of young comedians and writers changed television forever. SNL 1975 is the true story of what happened behind the scenes that night in the moments leading up to the first broadcast of NBC’s SNL. It depicts the chaos and magic of a revolution that almost wasn’t, counting down the minutes in real time to the infamous words, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”