Even though Melissa McCarthy does not host Saturday Night Live until next month, Lorne Michaels has already enlisted the follow-up act and it should be a good one to say the least. Vince Vaughn will be hosting the program for the first time since 1998 where the comic actor is expected to promoted his new R-comedy The Internship. That particular movie is the long-anticipated Wedding Crashers reunion from director Shawn Levy that lands Vaughn and Owen Wilson as interns at Google. Even so, it is tough to follow McCarthy who is red hot right now and attracted season high ratings last year. We will all see what he can do though as his episode airs April 13.
Just to add as a footnote, ratings for Justin Timberlake’s fifth time hosting this past weekend came in scorching. The long-running sketch-comedy series established 14-month highs only throttled by a post-NFL episode in January 2012. Its rating came in at 5.9–20% better than the season average. In terms of the 18-49 demographic, that surged as well as it was up 32% from Kevin Hart hosting the week prior. While he definitely could not do it himself, cameos from former SNL favorites put the broadcast over the top.