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Scarlett Johannson Returns to SNL a Six-Time Host and a Member of the Family

ALSO: Green Book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Holiday Date, Matchmaker Christmas, and more
  • Scarlett Johansson and musical guest Niall Horan share the stage tonight on Saturday Night Live. (NBC)
    Scarlett Johansson and musical guest Niall Horan share the stage tonight on Saturday Night Live. (NBC)

    Scarlett Johannson has a special relationship with Saturday Night Live. In addition to her membership in the Five-Timers club, she's engaged to Weekend Update host Colin Jost, which makes her holiday hosting turn this week a particularly exciting homecoming for an actress who has appeared in a number of great SNL sketches over the years.

    NEW EPISODE: Five-time host Scarlett Johannson scratches her comedy itch as she returns to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Niall Horan. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    CABLE PREMIERE: Best Picture winner Green Book makes its cable debut tonight. The film follows a bouncer nicknamed Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) who is hired to drive concert pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour through the deep south in the early sixties. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Hallmark expands the scope of its holiday movie niche with Holiday Date, in which freshly-dumped Brooke (Brittany Bristow ) hires Joel (Matt Cohen) to pretend to be her boyfriend, only to discover he is Jewish, which could complicate his intended role as "Mr. Christmas." When her family learns Joel typically celebrates Hanukkah, they decide to celebrate his traditions alongside their own. Meanwhile, the faux couple wonders if their connection may be real. 8:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Maggie (Emily Rose) runs into former college beau Jaxson (Corey Sevier) in a Matchmaker Christmas. He's now a successful author, while she's a big time book editor. It seems like a match made in heaven, if they can only admit to their rekindled feelings for one another. 6:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Clio (Ashanti) lends a helping hand to homeless jazz singer Fred (Stan Shaw) in A Christmas Winter Song. As the two connect over their shared love of music, Clio decides to help her new friend mend his relationship with his daughter in time for Christmas. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime


    • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas gets a fresh airing for those who haven't yet watched the perennial holiday classic this year. 8:00 PM ET on TBS
    • Live PD spends another night on patrol with the men and women of law enforcement. 9:00 PM ET on A&E

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

    TOPICS: Scarlett Johansson, NBC, Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost