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There's no stopping Melissa McCarthy.
According to US Weekly, the highly-acclaimed comedic actress is set to double-down on her previous Saturday Night Live hosting gig: McCarthy will retake the reigns on NBC's long-time running show on April 6. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to their sources over at the peacock network, who have also confirmed the news.
The Irish-American actress, writer and producer, who hosted SNL in Oct. 2011, has received nominations for a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role as well as a Critic's Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her hilarious portrayal as Megan in the SMASH hit comedy "Bridesmaids." She played the confident sister of the groom opposite Kristen Wiig. She recently starred opposite Jason Bateman in IDENTITY THIEF, and can next be seen in THE HEAT.
McCarthy received an Emmy Award for her title role in "Mike & Molly," the hit comedy series, which airs on CBS.
Since its inception in 1975, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In defiance of both time and show business convention, 'SNL' is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
The program has won 36 Emmy Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 156 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
"Saturday Night Live," which premiered Oct. 11, 1975, is broadcast live from NBC's famed Studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The program is a production of Broadway Video in association with SNL Studios. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer.
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