Report: Melissa McCarthy Returns as SNL Host

Saturday Night Live SpoilersMelissa McCarthy has once again been tapped to host Saturday Night Live.

As reported by Us Weekly, the Mike & Molly funnylady will return on April 6 to front NBC’s late-night staple for the second time in two years. (A spokesperson for the series could not confirm the casting.)

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No word yet on whether McCarthy — who can also currently be seen in the big-screen smash Identity Thief — will bring her ranch dressing-loving alter ego along with her, but a TVLine editor can dream, right?

Comments (16)

  • If SNL still want Melissa McCarthy to host again, they better be.

    Comment by Tran – March 6, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Plllllllllllease let this be true. She was so great.

    Comment by Leah – March 6, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The hosts are important, but they really need to start concentrating on the writing. A lot of skits seem like someone came up with one little joke and from that they decided to make a 6 minute sketch without figuring out anything else. No matter who the host is, if the writing isn’t funny, the skit is not going to be funny. However, actors can make the sketches funnier than written. The Taran Killam-Justin Bieber college brother sketch in hindsight really wasn’t that funny, but Taran’s utter ridiculousness made it funny. And to quote Tracy Jordan on breaking: “The audience loves it!”

    Comment by Potato strong – March 6, 2013 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      Seth Meyers has done a fine job as head writer, but it’s time for a change. SNL needs some fresh blood.

      Comment by cjeffery7 – March 6, 2013 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh puh-lease! The Head Writer title on SNL is just that, a title. Everybody knows how the process goes, the actors and writers write their own skits and Lorne basically picks what goes to air along with the host in a private meeting. True, the head writer is there on that meeting but the picking is really Lorne’s thing. And again, the skits are not written by the head writer but mostly by the featured players

        Comment by Eli – March 7, 2013 12:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I personally believe they have too many writers on staff anyway. Lorne: make them sink or swim, fire all the dead weight, find some talented people that can really excel! Second city and UCB do much better stuff with a quarter of the number of the staff at SNL. Make it a place where people want to work again rather than a place where they can work. 90s was the best!

          Comment by Leonard – March 7, 2013 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rex Reed will be furious.

    Comment by JC – March 6, 2013 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great, a repeat of a good host is better than more bad ones.

    Comment by Mike – March 6, 2013 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Perhaps there will be a Rex Reed sketch of some sort! :)

    Comment by Kim R – March 6, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news I’ve heard all day.

    Comment by Brandon – March 6, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This.. It’s been a really sh!tty day..

      Comment by Danielle H. – March 7, 2013 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She really is an amazing actress all around! Still remember her back from the Gilmore days. And Mike & Molly is always hilarious. So happy for her and the huge success she’s been having these past few years.

    Comment by A – March 6, 2013 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Why don’tcha come upstairs and see me up there sometime?”

    Her stint last year was one of a handful of SNLs that seemed to bat 1000. Very excited for a repeat.

    Comment by J – March 7, 2013 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they were smart, they’d have her involved on a recurring basis….ala Justin Timberlake. The episode she hosted last season was the best I’ve seen in years.

    Comment by Magically Suspicious – March 7, 2013 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOO HOO!. She was hilarious her first time around.

    Comment by Sandro – March 13, 2013 05:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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