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SNL CLOSES OUT 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH THREE STAR STUDDED SHOWS

May 2 – Scarlett Johansson/ Wiz Khalifa; May 9 – Reese Witherspoon/ Florence + the Machine; May 16 – Louis C.K./ Rihanna

NEW YORK — April 23, 2015 — SNL kicks off the final three shows of the season with Scarlett Johansson making her fourth hosting appearance on May 2.  Johansson reprises her role as Black Widow in the highly anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” opening May 1.

Wiz Khalifa will make his SNL debut. “See You Again,” Khalifa’s hit song from the “Furious 7” soundtrack featuring Charlie Puth, currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This summer, he will be co-headlining the Boys of Zummer tour with Fall Out Boy.   

On May 9, Reese Witherspoon will return to Studio 8H for her second time as host. The Academy Award winner next teams up with Sofia Vergara for the upcoming comedy, “Hot Pursuit, in theaters May 8.

Florence + the Machine takes the stage for the third time as SNL musical guest. The band’s newest album, “How Big How Blue How Beautiful,” will be released in the U.S. on June 2 and features the new singles “What Kind of Man” and “Ship to Wreck.”

Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. will host the SNL season finale on May 16.  Louis C.K. returns for his third appearance as host, having received Emmy nominations for his two previous hosting engagements. The fifth season of the critically acclaimed series, “Louie,” is currently airing on FX. His special “Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store” is available on Louisck.net for $5 and will air on FX May 28.

Rihanna will perform as musical guest for the fifth time. The Grammy Award winning singer starred in this year’s box office animated hit, “Home.” Her newest single, “B**** Better Have My Money,” is currently available for download.

 

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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