Woody Harrelson to Host ‘SNL’ Season 45 Premiere, Eddie Murphy Returns in December

Former cast standout and “Beverly Hills Cop” alum hasn’t hosted “Saturday Night Live” since 1984

Last Updated: August 26, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

“Saturday Night Live” announced its early Season 45 details. For starters, Woody Harrelson will host the season premiere, with Billie Eilish as his musical guest. Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that Eddie Murphy will host a December “SNL” episode.

This will be Murphy’s first time hosting “SNL” since 1984. He was last seen on the show for a brief appearance on the 40th anniversary special, “SNL 40,” in 2015.

“Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host after Harrelson, with Taylor Swift, whose latest album “Lover” debuted last week, as the musical guest. Other hosts announced thus far include “Stranger Things” star David Harbour and “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart. More performers are yet to be announced.

“SNL” is nominated for 18 Emmys this year, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and seven nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor or Actress in a Comedy Series, including comedian John Mulaney, “Killing Eve” actress Sandra Oh, Robert De Niro, and former cast member Adam Sandler. Last year, “SNL” won eight Emmys including Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for host Tiffany Haddish.

Here is the lineup we have thus far for the 2019-20 season:

Sept. 28 – Woody Harrelson / Billie Eilish

Oct. 5 – Phoebe Waller-Bridge / Taylor Swift

Oct. 12 – David Harbour / Camila Cabello

Nov. 2 – Kristen Stewart / Musical Guest TBA

Dec. 21 – Eddie Murphy / Musical Guest TBA