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Jim Parsons Tapped to Host 'Saturday Night Live'

February 14, 2014 (2:40 am) GMT
The 'Big Bang Theory' star will make his 'SNL' debut in a March 1 episode with Beck as the musical guest.
Jim Parsons

"" will return on March 1 with as the host. The Sheldon Cooper of "" is set to make his "SNL" debut in the first episode without , who bid farewell to the show on February 1.

The three-time Emmy Award winner will be joined by , who will return for his seventh appearance as musical guest. The alternative rock singer/songwriter will be promoting his upcoming album "", which is due out February 25.

The upcoming new episode will also mark Colin Jost's debut as a "Weekend Update" co-anchor. He will sit behind the desk with , replacing Meyers who will begin hosting "" on Monday, February 24.

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