Seth MacFarlane, Frank Ocean headed for 'SNL'
August 29th, 2012
04:51 PM ET

Seth MacFarlane, Frank Ocean headed for 'SNL'

"Saturday Night Live" is starting off strong with its 38th (38th!) season this fall.

NBC announced Wednesday that the late night sketch comedy show will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, and will have a debut performance from critic-and-fan darling Frank Ocean, on its season premiere September 15.

And it only gets better from there: "Looper" star Joseph Gordon-Levitt will stop by on September 22 along with Mumford and Sons as the musical guest. It'll be the band's first time performing on "SNL."

That'll be followed by Bond himself - a.k.a. Daniel Craig - on October 6, with Muse as the group on deck to perform.

If you weren't already excited for the fall TV season to start, this should do the trick.


Filed under: Celebrities • Fall TV • Saturday Night Live • television

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  1. strike 2

    love these 2

    August 31, 2012 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. McH8R

    It's a LGBT night of laughs and music

    August 31, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. jerryssquids

    the biggest surprise for me is that snl is somehow still on the air... guess when you're drunk you'll watch anything.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rick

    Someone bought some advertising space. Did SNL buy up one of Apple's slots or something?

    August 30, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. orgasm guy

    bring me back!

    August 30, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. palintwit

    If I was Bristol Palin, I'd drive over to the nearest meat processing plant and get in line with all the other cows.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Michael Caliazzo

    I will be watching and eating Pop Corn when I do.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Truth™

    HEY GUYS. IM YOUR NEW TROLL.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Caveman

    Ted was funny as he##, .. remember the part "Why the F@#$ would he say that?" .. when the kid and Gionvanni R. was talking to them in the park.. I rolled out of my chair on that one.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. confusious

    wherever u go, there u are.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. .•|•.

    Hey, it's Peter Brady...oh wait, no it's not.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rod in Dallas TX

    SNL has gone down hill since the 80's and 90's. Back then, the actors actually took the time to learn their scripts. Nowadays, the "actors" make it obvious that they are reading the cue cards. I can't even watch it, it's so bad.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. eddie

    pop-do you know where my mouse ear collection is? i want to show to the other monsters.

    August 30, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. outhouse rat

    I would watch but i have to get my seats sanded in the new outhouse i just built

    August 30, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jess.

    when. LOL

    August 30, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ayo

    Can I suck your toes, Jessica Alba?

    August 30, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. Idiots all around

    the only reason this rapper is famous is because he is gay. now he is labled a hero because he came out. do you know why it takes courage to come out? because even gay people know its wrong and are ashamed. no talent hack.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Dallas TX

      Your name "Idiots all around" summed you up perfectly. Good choice!

      August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • tom

      why don't you just STFU you bigoted hate intolerant Neanderthal. Your moniker says it all....you're the biggest idiot of them all.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      You're wrong, and should be ashamed. Idiot. And yes, I realize it's your opinion, and everyone is welcome to have theirs, but it's ignorance like that, that's brining our country down.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • gatecrasher1

      Career lagging? No problem. "HELLLOOOOO!!!! I'm out of the closet now!"

      August 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  18. norm mcdonald

    wheres my guest appearance? i made that f-in show!

    August 30, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. Talent

    got home at 130

    August 30, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  20. LaToya

    huh?

    August 30, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  21. eddie vedder

    i know thanks. catch a show if u can.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  22. you up?

    alive? thats good

    August 30, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  23. Talent

    love seth!

    August 30, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  24. eddie vedder

    i'm alive.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  25. Yes

    Muse? Seth Mcfarlene? Super legit...

    August 30, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  26. Brittinea

    Looovee Seth!!! Can't wait

    August 30, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  27. Catholic Priest

    I, too, love Frank Ocean

    August 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  28. di

    Seth should also be the musical guest. His voice is stunningly beautiful.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Idiots all around

    when he says he is gonna bust one in ur azz he isnt talkin about a cap.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ldiggy

    Nice.....

    August 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jack

    I've watched almost every SNL episode since the 70s. I will really miss Kristen Wiig but am ready to see some new episodes. Thanks again Lorne M!

    August 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Brian

    I do think there's still real comedy talent out there. And SNL can still be great some nights. But the music groups that get on the show–pretty terrible.

    August 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Chevy Chase

    Dang you Lorne Michaels

    August 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sandusky

    i love frank ocean

    August 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  35. warren

    Frank ocean and seth! Fab! Haters go s..ck a big fat one!

    August 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  36. LaToya

    hide–night king.

    August 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Michael Paul Maupin

    I'll be watching if this whale doesn't kill me.

    August 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  38. talkic.com

    That's a huge score for SNL.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Rebie

    still full of talent

    August 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mitt Romney

    I'll have plenty of time to watch after November.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • moochelle obama

      Not as much time as Barack and I will have after January 20 when we vacate our current residence!

      August 30, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  41. William

    @Lombardo, oceans extremely talented

    August 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  42. R Danger

    I have to be honest, when I first heard there was a gay rapper, Frank Ocean wasn't what I had in mind for a good name. I think Big Wanye would have been far more suitable.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  43. MattG

    Wow–people really thin MacFarlane is funny? Sorry–just never thought Family Guy was anything more than contrived jokes.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Yeah, you have to be a bit of a thinker to appreciate, Seth. Sorry, Matty.

      August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      uh, John, I think it's the exact opposite. You have to be unable to think in order to like his dribble. Ted? Really????

      August 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  44. rob

    MacFarlane, Ocean, Levitt, Craig, Muse: great line-up.

    August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MIla Kunis

    I want Mila Kunis to host. I love her!

    August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Chris Farley

    Looking forward to it

    August 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Lombardo

    Isn't that the gay rapper that isn't really any good, but because he's gay, everybody loves him for it and thinks he's good?

    August 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • patiat

      No. You just want it to be that way. He was very well liked before the gay thing hit. Only now are some fans jumping ship, just because of that.

      August 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • King

      He is a singer....but I honestly don't know if he is good or not....I tend to no longer listen to anything made after 1999. Music today is just plain garbage.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  48. Michael Jackson

    I'm dead!

    August 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  49. John Belushi

    I won't be watching

    August 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |

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