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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Melissa McCarthy Will Return to Host 'SNL' April 6th

Newly-minted movie star Melissa McCarthy is returning to SNL next month, Us Weekly reports. This will be McCarthy's second time hosting the show. Her first was last season in October of 2011. She'll be hosting the April 6th installment of the show. A musical guest has yet to be named. McCarthy's next movie, The Heat, a buddy cop comedy starring her and Sandra Bullock, was set to premiere on April 5th before the studio pushed the release back to June 28th. It looks like McCarthy possibly booked the SNL hosting gig in conjunction with the movie's previous release date and can't really line her SNL appearance up with The Heat's release because it falls during SNL's summer hiatus. Another eagerly anticipated return host, Justin Timberlake, is set as host and musical guest for this week's new SNL. After that, the show is taking a month-long break until McCarthy's appearance on April 6th. You can keep yourself from pulling your hair out over that long wait by endlessly rewatching this SNL sketch featuring McCarthy dousing herself in Hidden Valley Ranch:

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