'Saturday Night Live' premiere: How do you like the new Obama? Watch Jay Pharoah's cold open

"Saturday Night Live" ushered in a new presidential administration in its Sept. 15 season premiere when Jay Pharoah took the podium in place of outgoing impersonator Fred Armisen After addressing "his" daughters and telling Sasha and Malia to go to bed, Pharoah's Barack Obama says, "I do that to remind you that I have two adorable young daughters and not five creepy adult sons," referring to his Republican opponent Mitt Romney. Pharoah nearly nails POTUS' cadence and mannerisms, even in his rendition of the Sanford & Son theme song (to describe our economy) while interspersing clips of his "secret weapon" and "Christmas miracle" Jason Sudeikis' clownish Romney and Taran Killam as GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan. Watch the cold open below and tell us what you think of the new presidential candidates!...

Saturday Night Live Premieres With Host Seth MacFarlane

Tonight Saturday Night Live returns to our small screens to kick off its 38 th season and unlike premieres of the past which chose to use an SNL veteran to mark the occasion, tonight’s host is a Saturday Night Live newbie. Funny man Seth MacFarlane will take the stage tonight hosting for his first time with musical guest Frank Ocean. Typically known by audiences for his deep sounding and sarcastic dialogue in characters such as Stewie on The Family Guy and that inappropriate teddy bear in last summer’s hit movie ‘Ted,’ it will be a change of pace for viewers  to see him live and in person. As fans of Saturday Night Live well know, hosting SNL can be a challenge even for the most talented of actors. Studio 8 has seen its fair share of huge first time host successes such as last season’s Jason Segal and perhaps, an even greater deal of serious tanks (hello Channing Tatum), so the question is, which of these categories will MacFarlane fall into after tonight’s performance? With so much experience in both comedy writing and comedic delivery, Seth should be able to knock out a pretty solid show tonight as long as performing live doesn’t throw him off. This season Saturday Night Live has also scheduled returning host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and first timer Daniel Craig to host upcoming shows in late September and early October. Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.

'SNL' Promo: Seth MacFarlane Reveals His Teddy Bear's Dirty Name (Video)

The man behind "Ted" and "Family Guy" hosts the NBC show's season opener, which includes musical guest Frank Ocean.

'Saturday Night Live' releases Seth MacFarlane promo ads: What was his teddy bear's name?

Prolific comedian and writer Seth MacFarlane has been tapped to host this fall's season premiere of "Saturday Night Live," airing this Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC. On Wednesday, NBC released their usual promo reel, featuring several brief ads that will run on NBC.MacFarlane spent the summer promoting his first feature film, "Ted," as well as in production on "The Cleveland Show," "Family Guy," and "American Dad." FOX's Animation Domination premieres Sunday, Sept. 30, with new episodes of "Family Guy" and "American Dad." "The Cleveland Show" won't return until Sunday, Oct. 21, but it's worth the wait -- it features, ?uestLove, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj as themselves....

Jason Sudeikis returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

With the departures of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg from "Saturday Night Live," it was rumored Jason Sudeikis would not be far behind. But those rumors have been dispelled Wednesday (Sept. 12), just four days before the late-night sketch comedy show launches its 38th season."SNL" creator Lorne Michaels tells the New York Times, "Jason is in. Right now, the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January." One wonders if the show's main objective was to have someone to play Romney for this upcoming election cycle. Sudeikis not only resembles the Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate, but he does do a masterful job with his impersonation."Saturday Night Live" premieres Saturday, Sept. 15 with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean, followed up by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's return on Sept. 22 and Daniel Craig's hosting debut on Sept. 29....