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Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off Saturday Night Live's December Parade of A-List Hosts

ALSO: The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, Dan Soder: Son of a Gary, Christmas Unleashed, and more
  • Jennifer Lopez hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest DaBaby. (NBC)
    Jennifer Lopez hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest DaBaby. (NBC)

    SNL is closing out the year with a parade of A-list headliners, beginning tonight with Jennifer Lopez. Next week will see a return engagement by Five-Timers club member Scarlett Johansson. Then, in what is likely the show's most-anticipated homecoming ever, former cast member Eddie Murphy returns for hosting duties on Dec 21, where he promises to reprise many of his iconic roles
    NEW EPISODE: Though she's only hosted twice before, Jennifer Lopez has definitely made her mark on Saturday Night Live, with several classic sketches under her belt. Will she pull out her Rihanna impression? She's joined tonight by musical guest DaBaby. Watch the promo11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    COMEDY SPECIAL: Actor and comedian Dan Soder (Billions) gets his first HBO comedy special with Dan Soder: Son of a Gary. The one hour special sees Soder sharing his outlook on dogs, alcoholism, and being an only child. Watch the trailer9:05 PM ET on HBO

    MUSICAL EVENT: Members of the 2017 Tony award-winning cast of SpongeBob: The Broadway Musical reunite along with some special guests to perform The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! in a multi-network simulcast. Watch the trailer7:00 PM ET on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons


    • A Christmas Love Story stars Kristin Chenoweth (BoJack Horseman) as a choir director trying to write an original song for Christmas Eve. Scott Wolf (Party of Five) plays the hunk of burning hot inspiration who sets her composition notebook ablaze. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark
    • Mistletoe & Menorahs follows toy company kingpin Christy (Pitch Perfect) as she enlists the help of Jonathan (Designated Survivor) to help her learn about Hanukkah in order score a big deal, and maybe something more... 6:00 PM ET on Lifetime
    • Christmas Unleashed introduces viewers to Becca (Vanessa Lachey) and her ex Max (Christopher Russell) as they look for their lost dog. Will following the puppy's trail through a This Is Your Life-style series of stops rekindle their smoldering feelings for one another? 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, NBC, Jennifer Lopez