SNL Scraps: Pine's Promo, Musical Guests

SNL is finally back, and just in time to cover the most recent political madness. Thankfully, the WGA did not strike, so the rest of this season's episodes will not be cancelled. Good thing, because Sean Spicer just keeps giving Melissa McCarthy more sketch material.

Additionally, the musical guests for the final few episodes have been revealed. This week, LCD Soundsystem will take over the stage, followed by HAIM for Melissa's episode next week, and then Katy Perry will team up with Dwayne Johnson for the season finale after that. Okay, maybe he won't sing, but given the success of Moana, it's hard to imagine a situation where that won't happen.

Finally, the first promo for Chris Pine's episode calls back to the days where the Lonely Island made eclectic music videos for the show, starting a phenomenal trend of "SNL Digital Shorts."

Kate McKinnon and Chris play around in the studio, messing with the set, costumes, and makeup. Naturally, they're accompanied by a catchy beat and some special effects. I'm going to watch it; are you?

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC at 11:30 pm. It's now live in every time zone.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.