Super Bowl: Saturday Night Live Teases 40th Anniversary Special Guests

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UPDATE: NBC has aired a second commercial featuring even more names! They include 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 and Bill Murray. Here’s the original story:

NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, February 15 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise “Saturday Night Live,” and tonight during Super Bowl XLIX teased the special guests. Included in the spot, which you can watch below, were: 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 and Eddie Murphy.

“Saturday Night Live” has won 40 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. “SNL” also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 171 nominations. “SNL” has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as “truly a national institution.”

“Saturday Night Live” was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters. The show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.

Broadcast live from NBC’s famed Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, “Saturday Night Live” premiered Oct. 11, 1975. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.