‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Family Guy’s’ Seth MacFarlane to host premiere

For those of you who love “Saturday Night Live,” there’s some good news coming up — a new season is almost here!

On Wednesday, NBC announced three hosts for their upcoming season — and even though they are all fine choices, we’re not sure how huge of an audience any one of them will draw versus any other host.

Seth MacFarlane – In what is arguably their most interesting choice, the man behind “Family Guy” (and the man who dominates a rival network in Fox) is going to be taking the reigns of the show for the first time for the September 15 premiere. We know that Seth has a knack for silly comedy, and it could bode well here — with that being said, though, we hope that he does manage to be topical and meshes well with some of the other sketches. Frank Ocean — whose hipster following pretty much made him perfect for this gig — is going to be the musical guest.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Fresh off of his gig on “The Dark Knight Rises,” Levitt will be coming on board the show for a second time on September 22. Mumford & Sons will be joining him in their first performance ever on the show.

Daniel Craig – Finally, James Bond is going to be joining the show October 6 with musical guest Muse. Serious actors are often interesting choices for this show, and the real question that we are going to have is just whether or not Craig will let loose and be willing to make fun of himself if the situation calls for it.

Do you think that this is a good lineup to start the season, or were you hoping that, especially with the exits of Kristen Wiig and many other cast members, the show would have busted out someone with a few more headlines attached to their name? To check out some more news about another recently-departed cast member, be sure to head on over to this link.

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