'Empire's' Taraji P. Henson to host 'SNL' 1 week after Michael Keaton's third turn

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Mumford & Sons and Carly Rae Jepsen will be their musical guests, respectively

Fox's smash hit "Empire" is now officially everywhere -- including other networks.

Taraji P. Henson, who plays breakout star Cookie on Lee Daniels' hip-hop soap opera, will make her "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut on April 11 with musical guest Mumford & Sons.

A week earlier, Michael Keaton will host "SNL" for his third time, sharing Studio 8H with Carly Rae Jepsen, who is marking her own first appearance on the sketch comedy show. The Oscar nominee for "Birdman" will next star in the upcoming feature films "Spotlight" and "Minions." Jepsen, who has sold more than 17 million singles worldwide of smash hit "Call Me Maybe," is promoting her new chart-climber, "I Really Like You."

In terms of Henson's backstage companions, next month's Mumford & Sons' two song-performance will mark the band's second turn on the show. This time, the guys will be plugging their third studio album "Wilder Mind," which comes out on May 4.

Henson's "Empire" just wrapped up a record-setting first season with a hugely watched finale. Speaking of strong ratings, "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary celebration "SNL 40" was a big hit for NBC last month.

This coming Saturday, March 28, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosts "SNL" for his fourth time with musical guest George Ezra, who will make his own show debut.

"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

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'Empire's' Taraji P. Henson to host 'SNL' 1 week after Michael Keaton's third turn
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Wayne, Dana Carvey as Garth during the Wayne's World skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: John Goodman during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Larry David during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Tim Meadows during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Larry David during the Audience Q&A skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Kanye West performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Miley Cyrus performs on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy as Matt Foley, Jane Curtin during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Fred Armisen as Garth, Kristin Wiig as Kat during the Marty and Beyonce skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Keith Richards on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Emma Stone as Roseanne Roseannadanna during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Robert DeNiro during the New York Intro skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Jack Nicholson during the Politics Intro skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy as Matt Foley, Jane Curtin during the Weekend Update skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte during the ESPN Classic skit on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Theo Wargo/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: (l-r) Laraine Newman, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Kristen Wiig, Keenan Thompson, Taylor Swift, Fred Armisen, Kerry Washington, Betty White during The Californians on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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