'Saturday Night Live' announces host, musical guest for Oct. 3 season opener

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Photo credit Chris Rock, a cast member in the FX series "Fargo," discusses the show at the 2020 FX Networks Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Chris Rock will host the "Saturday Night Live" season 46 premiere on Oct. 3, the NBC show announced on Thursday. 

The musical guest will be Megan Thee Stallion.

Rock was an "SNL" cast member from 1990 to 1993. He subsequently hosted the show in 1996 and 2014.

"SNL" announced last week that Jim Carrey will play Democratic presidential nominee this season.

Former "SNL" cast member Jason Sudeikis Woody Harelson have bother played the former vice president in the past. 

The NBC show returns Oct. 3, with the same cast as last year, but with three additions: Lauren Holt, an actor and comedian; Punkie Johnson, a comedian and writer; and Andrew Dismukes, a stand-up comic who has been a staff writer on the show since its 43rd season. 

"SNL" is planning on having "a limited in-studio audience" at Rockefeller Center for this season.

 It'll be the first time "SNL" has aired from Studio 8H since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.