Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z to Usher in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 43

NBC’s long-running sketch comedy series returns Sept. 30

August 25, 2017
Photo: Columbia Pictures/AP

Ryan Gosling is returning to Studio 8H.

The “La La Land” star heads east in September to host the Season 43 premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” He’ll be joined by musical guest and New York City native Jay-Z, who will be making his fourth appearance on the long-running NBC sketch-comedy show.

“SNL” tweeted out the news Thursday night during an episode of its “Weekend Update” summer series. In addition to hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost, this week’s episode featured its parent show’s Emmy-nominated guest star Alec Baldwin again reprising the role of Donald Trump.

Baldwin, who joined the Stern Show recently to talk about his presidential portrayal, wasn’t the only Emmy-nominated cast member from last season, either. The show was nominated 22 times overall for a season that also pulled in a record number of viewers.

Gosling, who hosted “SNL” once before in 2015, will be promoting his upcoming science-fiction flick “Blade Runner 2049,” which co-stars Harrison Ford and opens Oct. 6. Jay-Z, meanwhile, who joined the Stern Show back in 2010, dropped new music in June.

“Saturday Night Live” Season 43 debuts Sept. 30 on NBC.

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