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Tracy Morgan Returning to 'Saturday Night Live,' Says He Is 'Stoked to Be Going Home'

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    Tracy Morgan will return to Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center on October 17 as host of "Saturday Night Live."

    Former cast member Morgan spent seven seasons as a "SNL" player (1996-2003) and this will be his second time hosting the comedy sketch show. 

    Other hosts announced for the 41st season include Miley Cyrus (Oct. 3) and "Trainwreck's" Amy Schumer (Oct. 10). Musical guests have yet to be revealed. 

    Soon after the news of his return to "SNL" broke, the comedian said on Twitter he was "stoked to be going home."

    Morgan, 46, is still recovering from injuries sustained in a June 7, 2014 accident when a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike slammed into the back of a limousine-bus carrying the former "30 Rock" star and others who were returning from a comedy show in Delaware. Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken leg, and broken ribs in the crash. 

    Speaking publicly for the first time since the crash, Morgan told NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today" in early June, "I can't believe I'm here. I can't believe I'm in front of you." While his focus at the time was on healing, Morgan added he could not wait "to get back to comedy."

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    The most Emmy-nominated show of all time, "Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th anniversary with a star-studded broadcast special in February. Returning cast members included Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers and Maya Rudolph. Morgan was not well enough at the time to attend. 

    During the celebration, Fey and Alec Baldwin took to the stage to honor Morgan.

    "I wish my friend Tracy Morgan was here tonight, and I know that he was hoping he would be well enough to be here too," Fey said. "If he were here tonight, I'm sure Tracy would remind us that more than anything, he'd like to get us all pregnant."

    "See you at the 41st, Tracy!" Baldwin added.

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