SNL Wraps Up December With Three Star-Studded Shows Including Hosts Paul Rudd, John Goodman and Jimmy Fallon

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November 21st, 2013

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via press release:


December 7 – Paul Rudd/ One Direction; December 14 – John Goodman/ Kings of Leon; December 21 – Jimmy Fallon/ Justin Timberlake


New York, NY – November 21, 2013 – Paul Rudd returns to SNL for his third appearance as host on December 7.  Rudd next stars in the hugely anticipated sequel, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” due in theaters on December 20.  One Direction takes the stage for their second time as musical guest.  Their newest album, “Midnight Memories,” will be released on November 25 and features hit singles “Best Song Ever” and “Story of My Life.”

John Goodman makes his 13th hosting appearance on December 14.  He is currently starring in the original series, “Alpha House” and can soon be seen in the 2013 Cannes Grand Prix winning film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”  Grammy Award winners Kings of Leon make their third appearance as musical guest.  Their latest album, “Mechanical Bull,” was released on September 24 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

On December 21, former cast member Jimmy Fallon returns to Studio 8H for his second time as host.  Currently the host of NBC’s “Late Night,” Fallon will premiere “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on February 17.  Justin Timberlake makes his fifth appearance as musical guest.  Timberlake recently kicked off The 20/20 Experience World Tour in support of “The 20/20 Experience – The Compete Experience” having debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.  He can next be seen co-starring in the upcoming film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”  Both Fallon and Timberlake have won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for their work hosting SNL.

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  • brian

    Glad to see John Goodman back on SNL.

  • Jimmy

    I’m definitely tuning in to the jimmy Fallon episode. Last time he was on was amazing, it was the episode right before Christmas too.

  • E

    Damn, John Goodman! That is stretching it.

  • Networkman

    I’m surprised Britney Spears is not musical guest in December. She is the one with an album/CD coming out. I like Justin but we recently saw him earlier this year in March I believe. He doesn’t have to be with Jimmy Fallon all the time. We are even going to see Justin perform on AMA’s. And he’ll probably have a big year with Grammys as well. Give another artist a shot. Heck, I wouldn’t mind even seeing M.I.A.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Wasn’t Fallon hosted the December episode last year?And Justin just hosted last March?

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Ugh, Fallon back on SNL. Feels like when you FINALLY get over the flu and then one day the symptoms pop back up. I’m excited for Paul Rudd and John Goodman though.

  • j


    Britney is soooo lazy. She hasn’t performed a single time for her album yet. I mean, yeah, she’s preparing for her Vegas residency, but still, album’s gonna flop if she doesn’t work, bi*ch.

  • Networkman

    @j, exactly. If I’m not mistaken, Britney Spears has not been on SNL for over 10 years now. She is due and I think it would bring in some good ratings. Advertise as Britney is back after a whole decade. They can make fun of her new song Work B*tch. Also she released a new single called Perfume that only stay on the hot 100 for one week. So far it is a flop. She should perform it live to expose it on SNL. I don’t see her apart of the upcoming award shows so why not do SNL. I would love to see her with Jimmy Fallon.

    Then in January I still would like to see M.I.A. I don’t think she has ever been on SNL. And her new album just dropped this month. And why hasn’t Robin Thicke been on yet?

  • TVDude

    Seems like a rather solid line up, I’ll be watching all three.

  • Douglas from Brazil


    Last time Britney appeared in SNL if I’m not wrong was in the season 29 premiere back in 2003 as a musical guest and Halle Barry as a host,since then I don’t recall she being in the show then.

  • j

    Oh I’m not saying she shouldn’t go on the show, I’m saying that she’s so lazy that she hasn’t done a single performance, so it would be unlikely for her management to push for SNL.

  • JoeHamm

    I am shivering in anticipation right now, particularly with John Goodman. He was a veteran host back in the 90s, so expect a rush of nostalgia to come flooding in.

    I see the Jimmy/Justin pairing as an excuse for them to do one more edition of the Barry Gibb talk show, before retiring it. The only way they could, since Robin passed a while back, is if it was some kind of lost footage deal, within the sketch.

  • JoeHamm

    And the fact that the two were so good together when Justin appeared for a full week on Late Night back in March, not to mention Jimmy’s takeover of Tonight. 12/21 could be Seth’s final broadcast. An unofficial passing of the baton.

  • Joseph

    I think there’s a typo in the press release concerning the date of Jimmy Fallon’s taking over “The Tonight Show”.

    I thought it was going to be Monday, February 24th, the night after the Winter Olympics end.

  • Dan

    Other than 1D everything sounds good. And please god not Britney.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Just Please: NO MORE ALEC BALDWIN! He’s a disgrace. MSNBC should cancel his FRiday night show. But, when you’re a friend of Lorne Michaels, you can do what you want.

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