[09/29/08 - 12:43 PM]
NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Prepares a Packed October
Upcoming guests include Anne Hathaway (October 4), Josh Brolin (October 18) and Jon Hamm (October 25).

[via press release from NBC]


Six Live Broadcasts Set for Month of October

Three Live Saturday Episodes to Feature Anne Hathaway, Josh Brolin and Jon Hamm with music from The Killers, Adele and Coldplay

"Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" Three-Week Primetime Run Begins October 9 at 9:30 PM

NEW YORK - September 29, 2008 � After dominating headlines and ratings with its early launch in mid-September, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" shows no signs of slowing with six live broadcasts slated for the month of October (three live Saturday "SNL's" and three live primetime Update specials).

The traditional SNL Saturday slot will feature some of the hottest names in the business for its three October episodes.

On OCTOBER 4, Anne Hathaway hosts with musical guest The Killers. This is Hathaway's "SNL" debut. Hathaway rose to silver screen stardom with the family film hit "The Princess Diaries" and its successful sequel. She made the seamless transition to more adult roles with the award-winning and critically adored "Brokeback Mountain" opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger. She went on to star opposite Meryl Streep in the blockbuster comedy "The Devil Wears Prada" and opposite Steve Carell in this summer's hit "Get Smart." She will next be seen in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" which is already generating critical praise for her performance. She will also be seen in the drama "Passengers" and the romantic comedy "Bride Wars" (co-written by SNL cast member Casey Wilson).

Joining Hathaway on October 4 is musical guest The Killers. In their third SNL appearance, the band will debut songs from their forthcoming record "Day & Age" which arrives on November 25. This is the Killers' third studio record, following the Grammy-nominated platinum releases 2006's "Sam's Town" and 2004's "Hot Fuss." The lead single from "Day & Age,"-- "Human" -- is already exploding as the No. 1 most-added song on radio.

On OCTOBER 18, SNL welcomes Josh Brolin and musical guest Adele. Brolin is already generating heat for his upcoming portrayal of President George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's eagerly awaited biopic "W." Brolin will also be seen opposite Sean Penn in "Milk." Most recently, Brolin starred in the Coen Brothers' Oscar-winning "No Country For Old Men" (for which Brolin won a SAG Award as part of the Best Ensemble) and in the hit "American Gangster" opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Brolin made his film debut in the enduring blockbuster comedy "The Goonies" and has gone on to star in a wide variety of films including the comedy "Flirting With Disaster" with Ben Stiller, Guillermo del Toro's "Mimic," the "Planet Terror" half of "Grindhouse" as well as the Iraq war drama "In The Valley of Elah."

20 year-old UK soul singing sensation Adele joins Brolin in making her "SNL" debut on the 18th as musical guest. Adele will perform from her critically acclaimed debut record "19." "19" debuted at No. 1 on the UK charts and was short listed for the prestigious annual Mercury Prize. Stateside, Adele is garnering major attention for her "endearing charm and powerhouse pipes" (Washington Post).

Finally, on OCTOBER 25, "SNL" features the award-winning star of the Emmy-winner for Best Drama "Mad Men," Jon Hamm with musical guest Coldplay. Hamm has become a breakout star on the critically lauded cable series "Mad Men" and has received a Golden Globe, for his performance as well as a SAG and Emmy nomination for Best Actor. He will next be seen opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly in the upcoming sci-fi remake "The Day The Earth Stood Still." Hamm's previous credits include the indie comedy "Kissing Jessica Stein" "Space Cowboys" and "We Were Soldiers."

Returning to SNL as musical guest is one of the biggest bands in the world � Coldplay. The band will perform from their latest album "Viva La Vida" which, upon its release this summer was the No 1 selling album in 36 countries. In addition to its sales success (breaking iTunes records for downloads and pre-orders), the record is garnering significant critical praise for its "confident majesty" (Entertainment Weekly) and its balance of experimentation and mass appeal, prompting the UK music magazine Q to call it "an emphatic success."

In addition to the star studded Saturdays, "SNL" is ready for primetime with "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" -- three LIVE primetime half-hours beginning October 9 at 9:30pm ET. These primetime special editions will be anchored by the show's signature "Weekend Update." This marks a return to the NBC Thursday night lineup for "SNL," which produced similar live "Update"-centered broadcasts in 2001.

  [september 2008]  


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