Back in 1975 nobody would of imagined the impact Saturday Night Live would have on television and popular culture. Forty years later the show is still on the air, and next week Lorne Michaels is celebrating with a 40th Anniversary Special. The three hour show looks to be a treat with a long list of stars returning to Studio 8H. Lorne and members of the five-timers club also have graced the cover of The Hollywood Reporter this week. Check out the cover and the stars who will be on the 40th special down below. Clockwise from bottom left: Alec Baldwin, Elliott Gould, Michaels, Tom Hanks, Chevy Chase, Christopher Walken, Steve Martin and Paul Simon.
Clockwise from top: Ben Affleck, Michaels, John Goodman, Danny DeVito, Justin Timberlake, Drew Barrymore and Candice Bergen. (Only members missing are Bill Murray and Buck Henry) Announced to appear on next weeks special is: Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, Chevy Chase, Kanye West, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Aykroyd, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Christopher Walken, Maya Rudolph, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Betty White, Bill Murray, Bill Hader, Jane Curtin, Jon Hamm, Laraine Newman, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, David Spade, Kerry Washington, Fred Armisen, James Franco, Norm MacDonald.