Saturday Night Live is kicking off its 40th season with one heck of a pairing. It was just announced that Chris Pratt is locked to host the very first episode of the season and that Ariana Grande will be the musical guest. You really can’t get much bigger than that right now.
Pratt is the star of the top-grossing movie of the year (domestically), Guardians of the Galaxy, and he’s also in one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2015, Jurassic World. Even though Grande’s Disney show Sam & Cat just got cut, it’s probably because she’s moving on to bigger and better things now. Her song “My Everything” is currently #1 on the Billboard 200 and she’s also #1 on the Artist 100 as well. Hit the jump for more on what’s coming up on SNL.
Here’s the official press release if you’d like to check it out:
SNL KICKS OFF ITS 40TH SEASON WITH HOST CHRIS PRATT AND MUSICAL GUEST ARIANA GRANDE
September 27 – Chris Pratt/ Ariana Grande; October 4 – Sarah Silverman/ Maroon 5
NEW YORK – Sept. 10, 2014 – SNL’s 40th season starts with Chris Pratt taking the 8H stage as host. The “Parks and Recreation” actor starred in this summer’s box office smash “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and will be seen in the upcoming film “Jurassic World.”
Ariana Grande will make her SNL musical guest debut. Grande is currently sitting at Number One on the Billboard 200 chart with her album “My Everything,” a year after her major label debut “Yours Truly” topped the chart.
On October 4, Sarah Silverman will return to 8H for her first time as host. Taken from Silverman’s Emmy-winning HBO special, her comedy album “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” is due out September 23.
Maroon 5 returns for their fifth appearance as musical guest on October 4. The Grammy Award winning group’s latest album, “V,” has already sparked hits including “Maps” and “Animals.”
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.