SNL's December Line-Up: Paul Rudd, John Goodman and a Jimmy Fallon/Timberlake Twofer

Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live‘s Yuletide gift to viewers will be three December originals, with Anchorman 2‘s Paul Rudd kicking things off Dec. 7, in his third turn as host.

Joining Rudd, as musical guest, will be One Direction.

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A week later, Alpha House roomie John Goodman will lord over Studio 8H for a 13th time, while Kings of Leon make their third appearance as musical guest.

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Then, on December 21, SNL alum/Late Night host/future Tonight Show headliner Jimmy Fallon returns for his second time as host, with Justin Timberlake making his fifth appearance as musical guest.

Which of the above combos are you most looking forward to?

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25 Comments
  1. Shaun says:

    Meh,not so great month….

  2. Mare says:

    Don’t you mean jimmy and Justin pulling double duty as host and musical guest? Their chemistry/comedic timing together is (penny voice) AMUAH-ZING!
    Seriously looking forward to this episode

  3. Steven says:

    I’m very excited about Paul Rudd and One Direction. More than i should be for a 23 year old old boy.

  4. Kris says:

    I can’t wait for the Jimmy & Justin!!

  5. Jeff says:

    I can only hope Fallon can overcome hosting the last show airing in 3 successive weeks. SNL’s best shows are usually ones that occur after the csst and writers had a week or more off so Fallon hosting that last show could be a waste and not as entertaining as his turn at host last year.

  6. knd says:

    Jimmy & Justin??? I’m in!

  7. “John Goodman will lord over Studio 8H for a 13th time” wow. When was the last time he hosted? seems like it was a long time ago. I expect Martin and Baldwin to show up or be mentioned.

  8. Bob says:

    For the Justin and Jimmy show, just give the writers the week off and let the two of them do all the writing. It’ll be the highest ratings since 1979.

    • Jason says:

      You’re so right! Fallon’s good enough to write his own bits!!

    • Mary Valentine says:

      You’re right about the ratings there. NBC should try that. Just let them do what comes natural when they get together. I bet the two of them just ad-libbing thru the entire show would be better than what the writers come up with. Those two seem to just feed off each others insanity & its hysterical to watch.

  9. Ali says:

    All 3 sound promising in my opinion!

  10. erin says:

    How about Justin hosts and is the musical guest and Jimmy Fallon can watch from home! Excited for Paul and John though!

  11. Robby Horine says:

    Yawn. Wake me up when they get Mariska Hargitay to guest host. She deserves a shot.

  12. Jason says:

    Looks like they are really concentrating on good comedic hosts. Probably because the cast is so weak this year! THis has got to be the worst season of all time for SNL. The writing is dismal even by SNl standards and the new cast just isn’t happening yet. And Aidy Bryant has now gone 28 episodes without one funny moment on the show. How was she not fired between seasons? Guess with all the real talent leaving (Armisen, Sudeikis, HAder) they had to keep the rest of the cast. Personally I would fire all but Nasim Pedrad and the guy who does Obama after this season. That being siad Lady GAga was pretty amazing on the show. It felt like she could be a cast member.

  13. Joey says:

    Great guest hosts they got for next month. I can’t wait to see those shows next month.

  14. HC says:

    Thank goodness that the hosts and musical guests for December are all white men, SNL doesn’t have enough of those already!

  15. elin says:

    So excited for Jimmy and Justin :D Need some more Barry Gibbs talkshow!

  16. DarkDefender says:

    Hands down, Fallon & Timberlake.

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  18. Mary Valentine says:

    all the way.

  19. Mary Valentine says:

    Jimmy & Justin have great chemistry together. The funniest duo since Abbot & Costillo, Martin & Lewis, & Beavis & Butthead. Time to get some tissue, oxygen, & Depends, cause they’ll have me laughing hard enuff to cry, take my breath away, & pee my pants. They are hysterical together. J&J all the way…

  20. Amanda says:

    Only if they have Justin playing the ghost of Robin.

  21. Aprilcot says:

    Talkin’ ’bout crazy gold medallions…

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