Saturday Night Live just filled in some pretty big booking blanks with some serious talent.
They announced that Jennifer Lopez will host the December 7 episode, and the musical guest will be DaBaby.
The following episode, on December 14, will be hosted by Scarlett Johansson (the fiance of “Weekend Update” co-anchor and head writer Colin Jost), and Naill Horan will be the musical guest. Horan will be the second former One Direction member to appear on the show this season; Harry Styles hosted and was the musical guest this past weekend.
Eddie Murphy had already been announced as the host of the December 21 episode — it will mark his first appearance on the show since he left the cast more than 35 years ago (he did briefly appear at an anniversary episode in 2015). The musical guest for that episode had been “TBD” but SNL has just announced that it will be Lizzo. The R&B singer is having a great day: in addition to this booking, it was announced that she leads all artists with eight Grammy nominations.