Tracy Morgan to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on October 17

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NEW YORK — Tracy Morgan will host the October 17 episode of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced on Monday.

The episode will be third episode of the new season.

Miley Cyrus will host the season premiere on October 3 and Amy Schumer will host on October 10.

Morgan, The “30 Rock” and former “Saturday Night Live” star, was seriously injured last June after a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the limo occupied by Morgan and four others on the New Jersey Turnpike. The collision killed Morgan’s long-time friend comedian James McNair and injured the other passengers. Morgan was hospitalized with broken ribs, a broken nose, a broken femur and a broken leg.

Earlier this month, it was revealed the truck driver’s fatigue — exacerbated by his decision to drive 12 hours to work before he even started his 14-hour shift — likely caused the crash, federal officials said.