Jimmy Fallon Booked for SNL Return

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There are only 126 shopping days until Christmas, and eight fewer until Jimmy Fallon returns to his old stomping grounds to host the Dec. 17 episode of Saturday Night Live.

“I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” Fallon said in a release. “That’s why I’m so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV.”

Fallon, who spent six years as an SNL cast member, now serves as host of NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which received three 2011 Emmy nominations, including its first in the best variety, music or comedy series category. Michael Buble will be SNL‘s musical guest on the night of Fallon’s return.

SNL previously announced its first two guest hosts for its upcoming 37th Season: Alec Baldwin (with musical guest Radiohead) on Sept. 24 and Melissa McCarthy (joined by Lady Antebellum) on Oct. 1.



Comments (19)

  • IS that supposed to be AleC Baldwin?

    Comment by Nick – August 22, 2011 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes indeed. This is why I should always have a minimum of two caffeines before writing.

      Comment by Michael Slezak – August 22, 2011 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this news (although I had hoped his “Monday announcement” would be something more like he was returning to Weekend Update.) Jimmy’s one of my favorite people on TV.

    Comment by brandy – August 22, 2011 08:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they had Tina Fey come on and do a weekend update, I would be do happy

    Comment by Rochelle – August 22, 2011 08:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have to agree with you. Weekend Update with Fallon and Fey was great. With Fey and Poehler it was very good. With Poehler and Meyers it was good. With Meyers only, it’s often fair, at best. I liken this incarnation to the Kevin Nealon or Colin Quinn years. But time marches on, and hopefully one day it will be great again with new hosts (yeah, right).

      Comment by Bob – August 22, 2011 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Family Guy beat NBC to it, because Fallon hosted a fictional episode where the Griffin family band was the musical guest. The episode aired SIX YEARS AGO.

    Comment by Scott – August 22, 2011 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i hope JT is in town, because if i don’t see The Barry Gibb Talk Show, i’m going to be seriously disappointed.

    Comment by JD – August 22, 2011 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Saturday night TIMES? HGTV? Did Fallon take a bong hit before he wrote the release?

    Comment by abc123 – August 22, 2011 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please tell me you’re kidding and that you’re not REALLY that slow…

      Comment by Jeff – August 22, 2011 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If JT and Horatio stop by, the show would have Barry Gibb Talk Show, Jarret’s Room, an obligatory performance of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” and perhaps “Dick In A Box Part 2.” The show’s already half written!

    Comment by Lindsay – August 22, 2011 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There’s NO DOUBT that JT WILL be there for this epic~to be episode of SNL!!

      Comment by Mew – August 23, 2011 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Dick in a Box” already had a sequel, dude. It was “Motherlover.”

      Comment by Casey – August 24, 2011 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If he doesn’t sing the Christmas song, he’s dead to me!

    Comment by Erin – August 22, 2011 10:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of course he’s hosting. They showed this in a 1998 episode where Alec Baldwin hosted and went into the future to 2011 where Jimmy was a big star and was hosting SNL.

    I would have been so disappointed if they had forgotten that.

    Comment by Lauren – August 22, 2011 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lauren, you are officially my hero for remembering this! Hopefully Alec, Jimmy and the writers remember it too :)

      Comment by Lindsay – August 22, 2011 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i was honestly gonna post about that. when i saw the Monday announcement on his twitter i was like maybe he is actually hosting for the Christmas special. lets just hope there will be a lot of guest stars

      Comment by jackie – August 22, 2011 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS!!! :) :) :)

    Comment by Linda – August 22, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited for this! The Barry Gibb Talk Show NEEDS to happen! I’m so glad he’s finally hosting! He’s returned for random sketches, and that was great. But it’s time he finally had the show all to himself. :D

    Comment by Casey – August 24, 2011 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s why I’m so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV,” Fallon joked in his statement.
    http://bit.ly/mVkr1L

    Comment by paulinececil – August 28, 2011 02:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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