Justin Timberlake To Host the SNL Finale (...?)

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 The show’s answer — prior to being withdrawn, of course: “Nope!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?

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  1. Michael Sacal says:

    Can we expect a sequel to Dick in a Box and Motherlover?

  2. Andrew says:

    Can he then announce his retirement? That would be wonderful! :D

    • topoopon says:

      You know, I would’ve said the same thing 15 years ago, when I had negative interest in ‘nsync. But lately, Justin’s pretty cool. He’s in good movies, he does funny things, he’s “pretty cool” to quote Vanessa Bayer’s Miley.

  3. chris says:

    i hope so hes one of the best hosts

  4. Tori says:

    What about Alec Baldwin he usually hosts once a year.

  5. fiona says:

    OH I HOPE SO! Many of this years hosts were only so-so and bring sexy JT back will make me sooo happy. He’s one of the best SNL hosts

    • Totally Agree says:

      I really hope this rumor/removed tweet is true. JT is truly a terrific host and he just throws himself into the sketch at hand. He has made a fool of himself time and time again, and with reckless abandon. Perhaps a few of these other hosts should follow suit! Some other “hosts” should never have received the call to host from Lorne (calling January Jones!)…

  6. Mike says:

    How about this… Tina Fey on May 7th, Will Ferrell on May 14th and Timberlake on May 21st. That would be an amazing finishing stretch.

    • Bob says:

      Will Ferrell??? Why, just because he’s on The Office at the moment? Not much else going on his rapidly pathetic career. Wouldn’t be surprised if he isn’t down on his hands and knees begging NBC to make him the permanent boss on The Office. Hope not, because he’d be terrible.

  7. Lisa says:

    LOVE Justin as a host. He’s got experience performing before a live audience (a essential host element that is often overlooked) and he doesn’t mind looking stupid. Dude dressed up as a can of soup and it was hilarious.