Saturday Night Live is returning for its 45th season this weekend with a solid lineup: Gen Z icon Billie Eilish as musical guest, Gen Y icon Woody Harrelson as host. Both good distractions from recent... controversies.
In the lead up, Eilish and Harrelson have filmed a wholesome promo clip. The premise is Eilish (17) getting shown around the iconic NBC sound stage like she's a transfer student to a new high school. Billie was famously homeschooled, so in a way this is her first big locker room experience.
Harrelson, an SNL vet who has hosted three times previously, proves a helpful and skateboard-toting guide — while Colin Jost, playing absolutely to type, makes a cameo as a jock/bully antagonist alongside Michael Che. You've also got Heidi Gardner as a class president Type A Tracy Flick type, Kenan Thompson as his usual cynical self, and Melissa Villaseñor as a woman making a joke that doesn't quite land. Sadly no Bowen Yang sightings.
We hope everyone's nice to Billie! Colin, please leave her alone. It's shaping up to be a big season for both guests and hosts: future pairings include Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift (!), plus David Harbour and Camila Cabello. Kristen Stewart and Eddie Murphy are also slated to host, with musical guests TBA.