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Melissa McCarthy has reaped an Emmy nomination for each of her first four times hosting “ Saturday Night Live ” (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). And she could well return to the race this year for her upcoming May 13 stint, especially given that she is set to reprise her savage take-down of White House press secretary Sean Spicer . In the first promo spot ( watch above ), McCarthy dances through the halls of NBC to the “West Side Story” song “I Feel Pretty.” She then takes a seat in front of three make-up artists who transform her into a spunky version of Spicer.
With this appearance on “ SNL ,” McCarthy becomes the newest member of the five-time host club. Let’s hope that the show marks this milestone. Earlier this season, the cast serenaded Scarlett Johansson for hitting this number and gave her the club blazer. However, they haven’t always marked the occasion. Tina Fey co-hosted on her fifth time with Amy Poehler in 2015 but nothing special was done to mark the occasion. Likewise for Ben Affleck in 2013.
“Saturday Night Live” has been on fire this season, thanks in particular to its fiery political sketches each week. Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton ) and Alec Baldwin (as Donald Trump ) are likely Emmy-bound for their hilarious impersonations. When Jimmy Fallon hosted last month , even he got into the political game by taking on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner .
This week’s episode will once again air coast-to-coast, meaning fans on the west coast get to watch it at 8:30 p.m. while east-coast viewers are seeing it in its normal 11:30 p.m. time slot. This change has resulted in a huge ratings surge for the 42-year-old sketch comedy series,
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