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Bleachers to replace Roddy Ricch on 'Saturday Night Live'

“Saturday Night Live” will have 3 new episodes this January.

NEW YORK —

“West Side Story” star Ariana DeBose will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 15, NBC announced.

DeBose, a Tony Award and Critics Choice Award nominee, stars as Anita in Steven Spielberg's critically-acclaimed “West Side Story,” currently in theaters.

NBC also announced Bleachers will make their musical guest debut.

Bleachers replaces Roddy Ricch who was previously-scheduled to perform Jan. 15 but is out due to COVID exposure.

“Saturday Night Live” will also have all-new episodes on Saturday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 29 with guests to be announced, said NBC.

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Credit: AP
This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Ariana DeBose as Anita, foreground left, and David Alvarez as Bernardo in "West Side Story." (Niko Tavernise/20th Century Studios via AP)
Credit: AP
Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)

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