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Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig Will Close Out the Year in ‘SNL’

It’s been a pretty wild year for Saturday Night Live, with the weirdly winsome homemade quarantine episodes, an unprecedented eight-show streak leading up to the election and the, let’s say, mixed reviews on Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin’s face off as Biden and Trump. There have been bright moments, like Dave Chapelle’s riveting post-election monologue and Jack White’s barn burner of a performance. There have also been less good moments like …did we mention Carrey and Baldwin? In any case, the show is cruising to a close and they’re bringing it all home with a bang.

Jason Bateman will host the first December show, with Morgan Wallen as a musical guest. Wallen was scheduled to perform earlier this year, but SNL yanked the gig from him after he was caught partying without a mask. Guess they made up.

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Next up, Timothée Chalamet is hosting the episode that would have landed the month his enormous Dune movie dropped. That movie has been booted to next year, but Chalamet kept the gig and, hey, he even gets to share the stage with one Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

And for the Christmas episode, we’ve got some top tier SNL alumni in Kristen Wiig and special guest, newly minted Grammy nominee Dua Lipa. So, all told, some pretty good reasons for you to tune in over the coming weeks.

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