One of America's favorite funny ladies is gearing up to once again host 'Saturday Night Live' and on a very important weekend. According to Variety, Melissa McCarthy will return to helm NBC’s late-night sketch comedy series the day before the Super Bowl, which will take place in New Jersey this year — less than 10 miles away from 'SNL‘s midtown Manhattan studio.
This stint — airing live on Saturday, Feb. 1 — marks McCarthy's third time taking up the hosting reigns, offering further proof of the actress's comedic talents. (Though I guess in this instance, we should call it a comedic touchdown?) The former 'Gilmore Girls' star (Sookie!) previously hosted 'Saturday Night Live' back in 2011 amid massive success and returned once more in 2013.
But aside from her many guest appearances, McCarthy is keeping herself pretty busy these days starring on the CBS sitcom hit 'Mike & Molly.' She can also be seen next on the big screen in a pair of upcoming comedies: opposite Bill Murray in 'St. Vincent de Van Nuys' (opening April 11) and with Susan Sarandon in 'Tammy' (opening July 2), which McCarthy co-wrote with her husband/director Ben Falcone.
No musical guest for McCarthy’s 'SNL' return has yet been announced, however, we do know that Drake is set to take on double duty during his Jan. 18 spot, while Jonah Hill will host for his third time, alongside musical guest Bastille, on Jan. 25.