Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy Set as 'Saturday Night Live' Hosts

Baldwin's hosting stint will be his 16th time leading the late-night show, a record.
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Alec Baldwin is returning to host Saturday Night Live for a record 16th time.

The 30 Rock star will host the 37th season premiere of NBC's late-night comedy sketch show, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The last time Baldwin hosted was the 35th season finale with musical guest Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which aired May 15, 2010.

When he takes the helm this fall, Baldwin will surpass Steve Martin, who has hosted SNL 15 times.

Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who nabbed her first Emmy nomination for her role in CBS' Mike & Molly, has also been confirmed to host the second episode this season.

The New York Times first reported the news.


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