'SNL' Confirms Lady Gaga to Host and Perform, 'Catching Fire' Star Josh Hutcherson to Follow

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While this weekend's all-new 'SNL' installment featuring 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem will prove an episode to watch, its forthcoming lineup is really on fire. Not only has Lady Gaga been confirmed to both host and perform in the subsequent installment, but the week to follow will see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star Josh Hutcherson take the stage!

Gaga will host the November 16 installment, her first occasion leading the show beyond its musical act, despite appearing in several digital shorts prior. November 23 will see Hutcherson picking up where Jennifer Lawrence left off for his first turn on the 'SNL' stage, accompanied by musical guest HAIM.

Where Hutcherson will naturally promote the release of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' on November 22, Gaga's turn on the hosting stage will be in service of her new album "Art Pop." Gaga had been rumored to host before the season actually began, though NBC had yet to set a firm date, instead trotting out of place acts in recent weeks like Bruce Willis and Edward Norton.

Certainly a strong November on the horizon for 'SNL,' but what say you? Will the long-running sketch comedy series make decent use of talent like Lady Gaga and Josh Hutcherson, or end up starved for laughs? Check out the latest Kerry Washington promo below, and give us your predictions in the comments!

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