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Jimmy Fallon Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 22nd 2011 12:15PM
Jimmy FallonTalk about planning ahead -- Jimmy Fallon is returning to his alma mater 'Saturday Night Live' in December as host for the very first time. Then again, the show kind of predicted this back in 1998 (read on for the explanation).

Although the late night host has dropped by many times as a special guest in the occasional skit, he's never actually hosted the show on which he was a cast member for six years, from 1998 to 2004.

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

He also reacted to the news on Twitter, saying "I'm incredibly honored to be heading back to 8H where it all started. And by 'it' I mean Will Ferrell's awesome movie career."

According to NBC, the musical guest will be Michael Buble, who last appeared with Jon Hamm in February 2010.

Fallon hinted at something 'SNL' related in a very mysterious Tweet last week, saying "Fun announcement today. #SNL."

Alec Baldwin will host the season 37 premiere on Sept. 24 with musical guests Radiohead, while 'Bridesmaids' and Emmy-nominated 'Mike & Molly' star Melissa McCarthy will headline the next episode with musical guests Lady Antebellum.

UPDATE: We now know why 'SNL' seems to be booking hosts so far in advance -- Alec Baldwin predicted the news in a skit with Fallon way back in 1998. Watch the video at Vulture, and tell us if you, too, think Future Jimmy looks a lot like Chris Kattan. Hope he wears the same shiny silver jacket, which, as you know, is all the rage here in the year 2011!

Tell us: Are you happy to see Fallon back in studio 8H?

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