Saturday Night Live may be on hiatus, but they won’t stay away for long — and they’re already plotting their next few episodes. The show revealed that they’ve got three exciting hosts in store for us this holiday season, including a Dec. 12 episode led by Timothée Chalamet with musical guest Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
Chalamet’s turn at Studio 8H marks his first time hosting the show, while Springsteen has appeared as musical guest twice before. The Lady Bird actor is taking to the SNL stage before the premiere of his two upcoming projects, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which are both slated for 2021 releases.
When SNL returns next month on Dec. 5, Jason Bateman will take on hosting duties for the second time. He’ll be joined by musical guest Morgan Wallen, who stirred up controversy last month when he was booted from SNL and replaced with Jack White, who performed in his place for Bill Burr’s show. Wallen was kicked off as musical guest after footage of him partying without a mask and kissing multiple women — a direct violation of SNL‘s strict coronavirus protocols — began to circulate online.
At the time, Wallen issued an apology on TikTok. “My actions from this past weekend were pretty short-sighted, and have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” he said. “I respect the show’s decision because I know I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologize to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down.” Now, nearly two months after Wallen was first scheduled to appear, it seems SNL is ready to forgive and forget.
To close out 2020, former cast member Kristen Wiig will host the Dec. 19 episode of SNL, marking her fourth time as host and her second time hosting this year after appearing on the Season 45 finale from home in April. Wiig is set to star in Wonder Woman 1984, which will premiere just days after her SNL episode when it drops on HBO Max Dec. 25. Musical guest and recent Grammy nominee Dua Lipa will perform alongside Wiig in her second SNL stint.
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