Tracy Morgan is coming home to "Saturday Night Live" as guest host on Oct. 17.
His appearance also promises to be a coming-out party for the former "SNL" cast member and star of "30 Rock," who has been recuperating from injuries he suffered in a June 2014 crash that also killed a fellow comedian when their limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
This past June, Morgan was interviewed on the "Today" show in his first public appearance since the crash. At that time, he said, "I can't wait to get back to [comedy], but right now, my goal is just to heal and get better. Because I'm not 100 percent yet. I'm not. And when I'm there, you'll know it. I'll get back to making you laugh. I promise you."
NBC on Monday also announced that on Oct. 3, Miley Cyrus will return as host for a third time to kick off the 41st "SNL" season. Then on Oct. 10, Amy Schumer will make her hosting debut. Schumer is coming off her summer box office hit, "Trainwreck," for which she served as both star and writer. She stars in the Comedy Central series, "Inside Amy Schumer," and in an upcoming HBO comedy special "Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo."
Stevie Wonder pops up
Stevie Wonder is performing free pop-up concerts in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development said Wonder performed a few songs at the D.C. Armory Mall on Monday. The first 1,000 people got doughnuts. The concert is part of an effort to promote Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life Performance" tour, which includes his 22-piece band.
Fundraising: Johnny Depp didn't say a word as he stepped onto a small stage inside the Lucky Strike bowling alley in Los Angeles. He just strapped on a guitar and started playing with the band. One song later, Gene Simmons joined in. The superstar pairing capped off a fundraising concert Sunday for MendingKids.org, an organization that provides hundreds of free corrective surgeries each year for children around the world.
The replacements: The Minnesota State Fair has turned to R5, a pop band that has received considerable TV exposure, to replace hitmaker Meghan Trainor, who has injured vocal cords, on Sept. 1 at the grandstand. The coed group features four siblings and a friend. Tickets, priced at $30, will go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday. For more information, go to mnstatefair.org