Saturday Night Live
Amy, what you wanna do? An old series friend, Amy Poehler, returns to the late-night lampooner as host to kick off the show's 36th season. (Bryan Cranston is on tap to host Oct. 2 and Jane Lynch is slated to host Oct. 9.) Poehler, an SNL trouper from 2001 to 2008 and headliner of the sitcom "Parks and Recreation," helps the live-wire gang skewer newsmakers, politics and pop-culture happenings, while colorful pop songstress Katy Perry, whose 2010 CD Teenage Dream hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, takes to the Studio 8H music stage. The new season brings some changes: Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah join the cast as featured players. — Dean Maurer
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