Jimmy Fallon to host "SNL" in December

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actor Daniel Radcliffe visits "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on April 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Daniel Radcliffe;
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(CBS) Jimmy Fallon will host "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Dec. 17.

The star of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has returned to the show several times to participate in sketches - notably as Barry Gibb when Justin Timberlake hosted May 21 - but this is his first time as host.

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Deadline reports that Fallon quipped, "I'm so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV."

"I'm trying to find words... Dec. 17th!!! SNL!!!" he added on Twitter, "I'm incredibly honored to be heading back to 8H where it all started. And by 'it' I mean Will Ferrell's awesome movie career."

"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Deadline reports the musical guest for Fallon's turn at hosting will be Michael Buble.