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Saturday Night Live‘s opening credits will look just a tad different in Season 41.

Stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky has been added as a featured player for the sketch series’ upcoming year, NBC announced Monday.

Rudnitsky joins fellow featured players Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata and Weekend Update co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost.

As previously announced, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and SNL vet Tracy Morgan will host the first three episodes of Season 41.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* And now, your daily update on The View‘s endless imbroglio: Executive producer Bill Wolff will exit the ABC talk show shortly after its 19th season premieres on Sept. 9.

* MTV’s Scream will pay tribute to executive producer Wes Craven, who died of brain cancer over the weekend, during Tuesday’s season finale, EW.com reports.

* The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth will guest-star as himself on ABC’s upcoming The Muppets, he shared on Instagram Monday.

* MTV has released the official trailer for The Shannara Chronicles, its upcoming fantasy series based on the books by Terry Brooks. Premiering in January, Shannara centers on three heroes, thousands of years in the future, as they embark on a quest to stop an evil demon army from destroying the world. Press PLAY below for a sneak peek at the series: