Next month, Oliva Pope is heading to SNL to fix the diversity problem plaguing the comedysketch show.
NBC announced today that Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington will host the sketch show for the first time on Nov. 2. She’ll be joined by Eminem as the musical act of the night, Eminem’s next album, MMLP2, drops Nov. 5.
The week before Washington arrives, SNL’s musical guest will be Janelle Monáe, whose second studio album The Electric Lady dropped Sept. 10.
People Magazine named Kerry Washington the Best Dressed Woman in the World!
KERRY: THE WORLD’S BEST DRESSED WOMAN
Nominated By: PEOPLE Editors Why We Chose Her: Washington and her character on Scandal, Olivia Pope, have little in common except for this: impeccable style that results in haute hit after hit and nary a miss. So, how does she always manage to get it right on the red carpet? “I like to find balance in an outfit where it doesn’t feel too much of any one thing,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s not dressing like a nun and it’s also not dressing like I’m in a swimsuit competition. It’s finding the middle ground.”