Melissa McCarthy Set to Host "Saturday Night Live" for the Second Time

"Identity Thief" star will host NBC's long-running sketch show's April 6 episode

By Tierney Bricker
|  Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:05 AM EDT
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Actress Melissa McCarthy is headed back to "SNL."

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Melissa McCarthy is hosting "Saturday Night Live" again!

The "Identity Thief" and "Mike & Molly" star will return as the late-night sketch show's host for its April 6 episode. This will be McCarthy's second time hosting the show.

McCarthy's return to "SNL" is just the latest triumph for the "Bridesmaids" star; her latest flick "Identity Thief," which costars Jason Bateman, has earned over $100 million mark at the box office.

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McCarthy hosted the long-running NBC show for the first time back in October 2011 and earned rave reviews in her debut.

The musical guest for McCarthy's episode has yet to be announced.

Justin Timberlake is set to host and perform on "Saturday Night Live" on March 9, and NBC recently released promos featuring the "Suit and Tie" singer.

US Weekly first reported the news.

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