'Saturday Night Live' Taps Kevin Hart, James Franco as Final 2017 Hosts

  • 'Saturday Night Live' Taps Kevin Hart, James Franco as Final 2017 Hosts

'Saturday Night Live' Taps Kevin Hart, James Franco as Final 2017 Hosts

Musical guests Foo Fighters released their ninth album, Concrete and Gold, earlier in the year and are also in the running for numerous Grammys.

Only three original installments of "Saturday Night Live" are left to air in 2017. The actress, who now stars in the critically acclaimed "Lady Bird", is more well known for her dramatic roles in Oscar-nominated flicks like "Brooklyn" and "The Lovely Bones". It will be Franco's first time on SNL since 2009. She'll finally get a chance to show off her comedic chops. His musical guest will be platinum-selling artist SZA, who will likely be belting out songs from her debut album Ctrl. It will be their fourth appearance on the variety show.

The hosts will have some formidable musical accompaniment. too. The actor has served as the special guest of the night twice before, but it has been a while. The next week, 2017's breakout star SZA will make her SNL debut in a show hosted by The Disaster Artist's James Franco. Franco is a favorite guest at SNL, so much that Lorne Michaels even let him shoot the documentary Saturday Night from behind the scenes of the John Malkovich-hosted episode in 2008.