Even with six newbies taking over the Saturday Night Live studio, it was the familiar face who ultimately stole the show.
Tina Fey's return to her NBC stomping grounds to kick off the sketch comedy's 39th season brought the laughs, some Miley Cyrus-worthy moves and at least a hoagie's worth of street credit at the comedian's favorite sandwich chain.
"How am I going to demand the best table at Subway if I don't have a TV show?" Fey deadpanned of her small-screen encore during her opening monologue (watch below), which also parodied her Emmys night wardrobe malfunction and the cast additions' knee-slappin' booty-shaking.
Tina Fey is a whiz at turning mishap into comedy, as she proves yet again with this new promo for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
The Emmy winner makes fun of her award-night wardrobe malfunction – it seems her blue Narciso Rodriguez dress revealed a bit too much cleavage as she accepted her award with Tracey Wigfield for outstanding writing in a comedy series for 30 Rock.
The clip features several spots on the SNL set with Kenan Thompson, and in the last segment, the duo assures us that there will be no more accidental nudity when she hosts the show this Saturday.
Jenna Fischer and her husband Lee Kirk are relatively new parents (to 22-month-old son, Weston), so it was a luxury to spend a night out in New York City Monday.
The pair attended a special screening of Girl Most Likely (starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening), hosted by The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers. Afterwards, the couple headed over – along with much of the cast – to a rooftop party at Hotel Americano.
“They were adorable,” says an onlooker. While guests sipped Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, “Jenna munched on a beef slider, and Lee stayed close to her most of the night. They were laughing and smiling,” as they mingled with other celeb guests.
Ben Affleck is still reveling in his Oscar glory – and dwelling on the speech in which he thanked wife Jennifer Garner and acknowledged that their marriage is "work."
On Saturday, he tried to make light of the moment while hosting Saturday Night Live – and even brought Garner on stage during his monologue to help. (Watch the monologue below.)
"I thanked my wife while saying the essence of marriage is work," he said during the monologue, noting that giving an Oscar speech is "completely terrifying."
Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night.
"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Sunday.
For Saturday Night Live fans, this week's show was like kicking back and catching up with kooky yet familiar friends.
Kristen Wiig made her way back to Studio 8H after leaving nearly a year ago – or 11 months and 30 days to be precise, as she pointed out in her opening monologue.
In case you missed the funny girl's return to the late-night circuit, here are her three best, most LOL-worthy moments that made us wish she was here to stay.
Justin Timberlake's bringing funny back, slowly and steadily building up a catalogue of side-splitting sketches on Saturday Night Live, duets with Andy Samberg's The Lonely Island and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that showcase the former Mickey Mouse Club member's comedy skills.
From the street busker skit, "Homelessville" to the viral "History of Rap" skit, check out some of Timberlake's best moments.
When it comes to hosting Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake feels right at home.
The singer – who had hosted the show four times before Saturday – called on some of his famous friends to make his fifth stint extra special.
During his opening monologue, Timberlake boasted that he now had membership to the "Five Timers Club," an exclusive New York organization reserved for repeat hosts. Upon arriving, Timberlake, 32, was greeted by Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen.
A massive midwinter snow left the northeast feeling just a little bit chilly – make that freezing – but it was nothing a heartwarming bout of Bieber Fever couldn't cure.
Just tell that to the fans who may have caught actual fevers roughing it out on the snowy streets of N.Y.C. in hopes of scoring tickets to the singer's Saturday Night Live hosting debut.
So did Justin Bieber bring the sizzle with his punchlines? Or was it, at best, a comedy cold front? In case you missed it, we're breaking down our favorite moments from this weekend's SNL.