Amy Poehler To Host Season's First 'SNL'

"Saturday Night Live's" Amy Poehler attended Radar's First Annual "New Radicals" Gala and silent auction held at The New Museum in New York City on Dec. 4, 2007. GETTY IMAGES

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 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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