30 Rock star and longtime Saturday Night Live cast member Tracy Morgan will make his return to TV as the host on SNL on October 17. Morgan’s hosting gig marks a triumphant return to the entertainment world for him after an auto accident last year that caused him extensive injuries and left comic (and Morgan’s close friend) James McNair dead.
A restless Walmart truck driver was ultimately blamed for the wreck, and earlier this year Walmart and Morgan reached a legal settlement over the fatal crash. Morgan has faced a difficult rehabilitation process during the year. Morgan made his first television appearance back in June in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today. “I can’t believe I’m here,” he said then. Aside from his run on SNL that began in 1996 and ended in 2003, Morgan previously hosted in 2009. He’ll be the third host of the show’s 41st season.
Wild child Miley Cyrus will start the season off on October 3 and funny lady Amy Schumer will host October 10.
Glad to see that Tracy Morgan is back, and we know all three of these hosts are going to crush it. As if we needed another reason to stay in on a lazy Saturday night…
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