Paul Rudd, John Goodman, Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ in December

By November 21, 2013
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Though many TV series are getting ready for their holiday break, “Saturday Night Live” just announced three more hosts before the end of the year, keeping the late night sketch series busy for most of December.

NBC reveals that Paul Rudd will host for his third time on December 7th, just a couple weeks before Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20th. And for all you teen girls out there, he will be joined by One Direction. We’re not fans, but we’d love to see the band do something in a sketch with Rudd. After all, his appearance with musical guest Beyonce resulted in this spectacular sketch:


 
Then the next week, the reliable John Goodman will return to Studio 8H as host on December 14th, just in time to promote Joel & Ethan Coen’s folk music film Inside Llewyn Davis, which hits theaters everywhere on December 20th as well (following a limited release that begins December 6th). Goodman is hosting for his 13th time, and he’ll have Kings of Leon as his musical guest.
 
Finally, the dynamic duo of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake will return to “Saturday Night Live” on December 21st. Fallon will be hosting and Timberlake will be the musical guest, but you can bet the latter musician will be appearing in plenty of sketches, and likely a resurgence of “The Berry Gibb Talk Show.” Both Fallon and Timberlake have won Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, so you know this is going to be good.
 
That’s a hell of a way to close out 2013, and these next three episodes could prove to be  some of the best of the season. Be sure to keep up with our recaps (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Josh Hutcherson is hosting this weekend), and stay tuned for any more updates.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.