|Premier:||September 28, 2019|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):|| Colin Jost|
The 45th season of Saturday Night Live began September 28, 2019.
The season began on a controversial note. Three new cast members were announced in mid-September: Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis, and Bowen Yang. However, shortly after the announcement, comments by Gillis were unearthed that included racial and homophobic slurs. Amidst growing outrage and a flurry of articles and angry social media posts, NBC dropped Gillis from the upcoming cast. Gillis' tenure lasted a mere five days, breaking the record for the shortest tenure on SNL.
|Not Returning||Promoted||New[N 1]|
|872||1||September 28, 2019||Woody Harrelson||Billie Eilish|
|873||2||October 5, 2019||Phoebe Waller-Bridge||Taylor Swift|
|874||3||October 12, 2019||David Harbour||Camila Cabello|
|875||4||October 26, 2019||Chance The Rapper|
|876||5||November 2, 2019||Kristen Stewart|
|December 21, 2019||Eddie Murphy|
(2019 - 2020)