jimmy fallon late night getty Jimmy Fallon to host 'SNL' in DecemberA 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.

Posted by:David Eckstein