When Saturday Night Live returns this weekend there will be some familiar faces missing from the lineup, but we will meet three new players. For them it is the biggest weekend of their lives.

Meet the new players, find out who hosts and who has confirmed he is returning ..

Seth MacFarlane will host the first show of the 38th season on Saturday night and longtime performer Jason Sudeikis confirmed today he will stay on at least for the first part of the season.

The three new performers, Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong, all hail from Chicago, where they have sketch and improv backgrounds with Second City main stage and touring company.

The trio will round out a cast that saw two of its biggest stars, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, exit at the end of last season. Also missing from the lineup this season will be Abby Elliott, daughter of SNL alumni Chris Elliott. She left the show over the summer.