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‘Saturday Night Live’ announces first hosts of 2023

“Saturday Night Live” won the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” will begin the new year with two new episodes beginning Saturday, Jan. 21.

The long-running sketch comedy series announced on Thursday its first hosts and musical guests of the year.

Aubrey Plaza, star of the television series “The White Lotus” and “Emily the Criminal,” will make her hosting debut on Saturday, Jan. 21.

“Creed III” star Michael B. Jordan appears as “SNL” host for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith will perform as musical guest for the third time on Jan. 21, while rapper Lil Baby will make his first appearance as musical guest on Jan. 28.

NBC also announced “SNL” will air a new original episode on Saturday, Feb. 4, with guests to be announced.

“Saturday Night Live” won the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

Official posters for "Creed III," starring Michael B. Jordan (left) and Jonathan Majors.
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FILE - Michael B. Jordan arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jordan has been crowned as 2020's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, Aubrey Plaza, left, and Jeff Baena arrive at the premiere of "The Little Hours" at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City, Calif. Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Baena. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

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