Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt will kick off Saturday Night Live‘s 40th season when he hosts the season opener September 27, the NBC show said today. The musical guest will be Ariana Grande. The network said Sarah Silverman will host the following week with musical guest Maroon 5, featuring frontman Adam Levine who also is a judge on NBC’s The Voice.
Pratt, who co-stars on NBC’s Parks And Recreation (detect a pattern here?) is blowing up in the feature film world, having just toplined the year’s top-grossing movie in the Marvel franchise-launcher. He also will be in the upcoming Jurassic World.
Silverman is making her debut as host. The recent Emmy winner for her comedy special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles was a castmember on SNL during the 1993-1994 season.