Chris Pratt to host first episode of 'SNL' 40th season

PTI| Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 08:53 AM IST
Chris Pratt to host first episode of 'SNL' 40th season

 

London: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt has been finalised to host the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live's new season.

The three hour gala special hosted by the 35-year-old actor will air on September 27 and will feature a lot of guest appearances from 'Saturday Night Live' alumni. Ariana Grande will be the musical guest, reportedly.

Also hosting during the 40th season will be two more 'SNL' alumni, comedienne Sarah Silverman and funnyman Bill Murray and a replacement announcer for the show is also expected as Don Pardo, the man who had been in the job for every season baring one, passed away in August aged 96.