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Melissa McCarthy Returns to 'Saturday Night Live' on Super Bowl Eve

January 11, 2014 (4:50 am) GMT
The 'Bridesmaids' actress will serve as a host on the NBC variety series for the third time on the weekend leading to the big NFL game.

is returning to "" once again. The "" star has been tapped to host an upcoming episode over Super Bowl weekend, various sources say. The NFL game itself is set to take place on Sunday, February 2.

Should the report be true, it will be the Emmy-winning actress' third hosting stint on the NBC sketch series. The Det. Shannon Mullins of "" hosted the show twice before, back in October 2011 and April 2013.

"SNL" is taking a hiatus after airing a Christmas episode on December 21. It will return January 18 with rapper pulling double duty as a host and a musical guest. is booked to host the January 25 episode with musical guest .

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