Miles Teller, who plays Saturday Night Live, discusses how SNL Week progresses

Miles Teller, who plays Saturday Night Live, discusses how SNL Week progresses

We''re breaking our usual routine and doubling up on subscription updates today for this weekend''s host, Miles Teller (who''s set to be joined by Kendrick Lamar as the musical guest). Teller is also interested in revealing how his week progresses on Saturday night.

Here''s a peek at Teller''s ideas, along with Fallon giving some advice from an SNL alum''s perspective:

After seeing Teller during the read-thru, here''s a look back to yesterday. Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker have all been featured. And on October 8th, Brendan Gleeson will be host and musical guest Willow, while Megan Thee Stallion will be performing double duty as both host and musical guest. For now, here''s a look at the four newest cast members, followed by a peek at Teller''s tough

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Here''s a look back at the NBC intro video released earlier this week:

Michaels spoke with fans about the casting changes, labeling the coming season as a "sponsory" move that might lead to an "exhilarating" change. He also discussed what''s in store for SNL''s major 50th-anniversary celebration. Here are some highlights:

The COVID-19 Fallout resulted in a much larger SNL cast than Usual: "The pandemic had put us in this position where no one could really leave because there was no employment." Likewise, if I don''t add new people every year, then the show isn''t the show. It requires new people, for both us and the audience."

"We got to a point where a lot of people were waiting for playing time," says Michaels. "The way the series has survived is by that level of renewal. "It''s essential to get people off and doing other things," he says. "There''s a lot more to say goodbye, and there''s a natural time for it, but the natural time has just been engulfed by the epidemic."

"In the news of the midterm election, I just need that part [''Weekend Update'' with Colin Jost] to be as robust as it is," says Michael Che.

So what''s the 50th anniversary/season from SNL? Think Big: "We''ll bring everyone back from all 50 years and hosts, and all of that. It will be a very emotional and very strong thing. There willn''t be as many plus-ones, I can tell you that much."

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