Jimmy Fallon to host 'SNL' in December

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jimmy-fallon-late-night-getty.jpgA familiar face will be back on "Saturday Night Live" December 17 as Jimmy Fallon makes his return to the weekend comedy show.

Fallon had a six-year run with the NBC program from 1998-2004, with three years as a co-anchor of the show's famed Weekend Update. His tenure with "SNL" also included his spot-on impersonations of Barry Gibb and Carson Daly.

Fallon's post-"SNL" years had a slow start with lead roles in forgettable films like "Taxi" and "Fever Pitch." But in March 2009, he took over for Conan O'Brien during NBC's late-night musical chairs period. Since then Fallon, 36, has thrived in the 12:30 a.m. ET time slot, capturing the ratings crown from CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Fallon will be joined by musical guest and Grammy-winner Michael Buble who is making his second trip to 30 Rock for the show.
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