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Miley Cyrus returns to live television: Who's taking the risk?

Miley Cyrus will be host and musical guest on the second new SNL episode of the season. A week earlier, Tina Fey will host with Arcade Fire as the musical guest.

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Miley Cyrus and her sister Brandi Cyrus attend the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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Miley Cyrus may have something to talk about when she appears on "Saturday Night Live" next month.

NBC said Monday that the singer and actress, who did some attention-getting twerking and found new uses for foam fingers during a duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards last month, will be both host and musical guest of the NBC late-night program on Oct. 5.

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It will be the second new "Saturday Night Live" of the season. A week earlier, old favorite Tina Fey will be back as host. Arcade Fire will be the musical guest.

On Oct. 12, "Saturday Night Live" will feature the team of Bruce Willis as host and Katy Perry as musician.