'SNL' Books Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

Christie Goodwin

Ed Sheeran

"Saturday Night Live" has set its next hosts and musical guests. Anna Kendrick, next starring in this summer's "Happy Christmas," will make her "SNL" hosting debut on April 5. Pharrell, whose latest solo album "G I R L" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and was an Oscar nominee for "Happy," will be the evening's musical guest.

Seth Rogen, touting his R-rated comedy "Neighbors," returns for the third time to the Studio 8H stage on April 12. The musical guest for that episode will be British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, making his "SNL" debut. Sheeran will debut the first single from his sophomore LP, slated for a summer release. 

It was previously announced that Louis C.K. would lead the March 29 episode. He will be joined by musical guest Sam Smith, whose debut album "In the Lonely Hour" hits stores June 17.