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‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THREE BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS

Dec. 3: Emma Stone, Shawn Mendes Dec. 10: John Cena, Maren Morris Dec. 17: Casey Affleck, Chance The Rapper

NEW YORK — Dec. 2, 2016 — Emma Stone returns for her third time as host on Saturday, Dec. 3 with Shawn Mendes as musical guest. Stone can next be seen in the film, “La La Land.” Mendes’ latest album, “Illuminate,” debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

WWE superstar John Cena will make his “SNL” debut as host on Dec. 10 with musical guest Maren Morris. Cena has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including the comedies “Trainwreck” and “Sisters.” Morris’ major label debut album, “Hero,” debuted on two Billboard charts and her debut single, "My Church,” went platinum.

On Dec. 17, Casey Affleck will make his “SNL” debut. Affleck currently stars in the drama “Manchester By the Sea” recently winning Best Actor Awards from the Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics Circle and National Board Of Review. Chance The Rapper will return for his second time as musical guest. His latest album, “Coloring Book,” was released to critical acclaim.

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