Justin Timberlake, One Direction Returning to 'SNL' in December

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Justin Timberlake performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY

"Saturday Night Live" has set its December shows.

Paul Rudd, John Goodman and Jimmy Fallon will all take a turn hosting SNL, while musical guests for the month include One Direction, Kings of Leon and Justin Timberlake, NBC announced Thursday.

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Rudd will lead the Dec. 7 episode, marking his third time hosting, a few weeks before the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" sequel hits theaters Dec. 20. British boy band One Direction, promoting its upcoming "Midnight Memories" album, will return as the musical act.

Goodman, starring in Amazon's "Alpha House" series and "Inside Llewyn Davis," will host Dec. 14, marking his 13th hosting appearance. The episode marks Kings of Leon's third time performing on the late-night show.

On Dec. 21, former "SNL" castmember Fallon will return to Studio 8H for the second time as a host. Timberlake, in the middle of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour will accompany Fallon as musical guest, marking his fifth time performing on "SNL." The two won an Emmy Award for their work on "SNL."

"SNL" is produced with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is creator and executive producer.

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