via press release:
UPCOMING SHOWS: October 1 – Melissa McCarthy/ Lady Antebellum
New York, NY – August 12, 2011 – "Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award winning late-night comedy showcase, opens its 37th season with four consecutive shows.
On September 24, Alec Baldwin returns as host for his record-setting 16th appearance. Baldwin has won two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five SAG Awards and a Television Critics Association Award for his turn on NBC’s critically-acclaimed series "30 Rock." Baldwin garnered a 2004 Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Cooler."
Radiohead returns for their second appearance as musical guest. Universally considered one of the most innovative and influential bands in existence, Radiohead's music has consistently topped charts and left audiences breathless. The three-time Grammy Award winning band recently released their newest album, "The King Of Limbs."
Melissa McCarthy will make her debut appearance as host on October 1. McCarthy currently stars in the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly," for which she recently earned her first Emmy Award nomination. She also appeared in this summer's box office blockbuster "Bridesmaids" alongside "SNL's" Kristen Wiig.
Making their SNL debut, Lady Antebellum’s third album, "Own The Night" is scheduled for release September 13, and is already garnering attention with their chart-topping single, "Just a Kiss." The six-time Grammy Award winning trio's past albums have reached double and triple platinum status and spawned several number one hits, including "Need You Now."
"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.