To believe a tweet, or not to believe a tweet — that is the question. NBC’s official Saturday Night Live Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon seemingly revealed Justin Timberlake to be the host of the show’s 36th season finale, airing May 21. Unfortunately, the newsworthy tweet was promptly deleted, leaving fans and journalists alike to ponder the actuality of Timberlake’s hire.
The spoiler came as response to one of NBC’s followers, who had tweeted, “I didn’t realize that @nbcSNL isn’t back until May 7th!!! What am I going to do!? Is Tina Fey the season finale!?” The show’s answer — prior to being withdrawn, of course: “Nope! We have Timberlake after that!”
With Fey set to host Saturday Night Live on May 7, and if Timberlake is “after that,” he might be booked for Saturday, May 14, which still leaves the finale spot up for grabs! Hey, we’re just spit-balling here.
The multi-hyphenate JT hasn’t hosted SNL since May 2009, but dropped by the late-night staple during this season’s opener hosted by Amy Poehler.
A spokesperson for SNL was unable to confirm the news at this time, but we’d say it’s safe to assume that SNL’s honorary castmember will pop-up in some capacity. He always does.
Do you hope to see Timberlake take another stab at hosting SNL?