Saturday Night Live fans can rejoice at this news: Justin Timberlake has been officially confirmed as the March 9 host and musical guest on the long-running late night sketch comedy.
The appearance is in conjunction with Timberlake’s March 19 release of his newest album, The 20/20 Experience. It also marks the 32-year-old’s fifth time hosting the show and his third time pulling double duty as host and musical guest. (Previously he worked alongside musical guests Ciara and Lady Gaga.) Of course, as any regular viewers know, Timberlake has also randomly popped up on the series just for fun a handful of times as well.
Five seems to be the singer/actor’s lucky number that month. He also breaks a new record by appearing alongside Jimmy Fallon on his Late Night five times in a row from March 11-15, where he will be interviewed and perform.
No word on which skits Timberlake will prepare this time around, but here’s hoping for an appearance by former cast member Andy Samberg and a special Digital Short, and for another instalment of the Amusement Park Ride sketch that Bruno Mars recreated when he hosted the show last October.
We’ve also got our fingers crossed that the week-long Fallon appearance means Fallon might return to his former SNL stomping grounds to lend a hand for a sketch or two. Another The Barry Gibb Talk Show segment, perhaps? Either way, we’ll also take another round of “Give It on up to Homelessville.”
Saturday Night Live is on a mini hiatus until March 2, when Kevin Hart hosts for the first time alongside musical guests Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.