via press release:
May 5 – Eli Manning/ Rihanna; May 12 – Will Ferrell/ Usher; May 19
New York, NY – April 27, 2012 – SNL announces the first two of three shows finishing out their 37th season. Eli Manning will make his SNL hosting debut on May 5th. The New York Giants quarterback led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVI, in which Manning won Most Valuable Player honors and also set a new Super Bowl record with nine consecutive completions to start the game.
Rihanna will return to the SNL stage for her third appearance as musical guest. The six-time Grammy-award winner’s latest album, “Talk That Talk” was released in November, and she can next be seen in the feature film, “Battleship.”
On May 12, former SNL cast member Will Ferrell returns to studio 8H for his third time as host. Ferrell was last seen in the telenova comedy, “Casa de Mi Padre” and can next be seen in “The Campaign,” due out August 10 with Zach Galifianakis.
Usher makes his third musical guest appearance alongside Ferrell. The seven-time Grammy-award winner’s seventh studio album, “Looking for Myself,” is due out June 12th and is already enjoying massive reaction to its number one lead single “Climax” and his just released “Scream.”
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.