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Tracy Morgan Returns to ‘Saturday Night Live' On Oct. 17; SNL Season 41 Hosts Include Miley Cyrus For Opener; Amy Schumer Makes Debut As SNL Host

By Tony Sokol | August 19, 2015 08:00 AM EDT


Tracy Morgan SNL: 14 months after Tracy Morgan almost died in a six-vehicle crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, the comedian announced he will return to "Saturday Night Live."

Tracy Morgan will host Saturday Night Live for the October 17th episode. Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer also announced they will be hosting SNL for its 41st season.

This will be Morgan's second stint as host of the most Emmy-nominated show of all time, "SNL." Morgan was a Not Ready for Prime Time player on Saturday Night Live between 1996 and 2003. 

Miley Cyrus will host Saturday Night Live's season premiere on October 3rd. This will be the third time  Miley Cyrus emceed "SNL." Cyrus will also host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30.

"Trainwreck" star Amy Schumer will make her Saturday Night Live debut on October 10th.

Tracy has been undergoing extensive physical and emotional rehab since the June 7, 2014 accident when a Wal-Mart truck struck Morgan's tour limo when his entourage were returning from a comedy show in Delaware bus. Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken leg, and broken ribs in the crash Morgan's 2014 car crash left him in critical condition.  The accident killed comedian James McNair.

"I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe I'm in front of you," Morgan told NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today" in early June.

In February, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th anniversary with cast member Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers and Maya Rudolph.

Morgan was unable to attend.

"I wish my friend Tracy Morgan was here tonight, and I know that he was hoping he would be well enough to be here too," Tina Fey said at the celebration.

"If he were here tonight, I'm sure Tracy would remind us that more than anything, he'd like to get us all pregnant."

Tracy Morgan may be best known as Tracy Jordan on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock." Morgan started as a stand-up comedian at Harlem's Apollo Theater before he was hired for "Saturday Night Live" where he was a cast member from 1996 until 2003. In "The Tracy Morgan Show" ran for one season in 2003 before it was canceled. Morgan moved into acting and appeared in such films as "30 Years To Life" and co-starred with Bruce Willis in the 2010 movie "Cop Out." Morgan was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for "30 Rock."

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