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Amy Poehler Hosting 'SNL' Premiere

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NEW YORK — NBC says "Saturday Night Live" will launch its 36th season on Sept. 25 with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry.

Poehler is a former "SNL" cast member who will return to make her hosting debut. Perry's No. 1 smash "California Gurls" has become the song of the summer.

NBC says "SNL" will welcome four new cast members this season. They include Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam (TEH'-ruhn KIHL'-uhm) and Jay Pharoah.

Cast member Will Forte recently left the show after eight seasons and Jenny Slate left after one season.

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