Tina Fey, Ed Helms, and Justin Timberlake will close out the Saturday Night Live season
As this season of Saturday Night Live builds toward its triumphant climax/limps toward another disappointing finish, depending on your individual prejudices, the last wave of hosts who will see the show out has been confirmed: May 7 will mark the return of Tina Fey—whose second time hosting in 2010 remains one of the show’s most recent highlights—with musical guest Ellie Goulding. The following week, Ed Helms gets his first crack at the Studio 8H stage to promote The Hangover II, though it’s likely he’ll be overshadowed somewhat by musical guest Paul Simon’s eighth SNL appearance. And then the season ends with perennial favorite Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, a pairing that’s been rumored since at least February, which should give you some indication of just how much people want Timberlake on the show. With the roster now complete, time to begin casting your fantasy SNL host league for next year; let's just say that if either Joel McHale or Donald Glover don’t get picked, then our whole bracket is shot.