Mick Jagger to host 'SNL' season finale
May 3rd, 2012
05:04 PM ET

Mick Jagger to host 'SNL' season finale

Many questions still surround rumored potential changes for "Saturday Night Live," but here's one sure thing: Mick Jagger is scheduled to host the May 19 season finale.

It's Jagger's first time hosting, but he'll also perform on the sketch comedy show for the third time that Saturday.

He'll bring to a close a season that's been plagued by whispers that a few of the show's stars, particularly Kristen Wiig, were gearing up to depart.

Wiig has vaguely addressed the reports, careful not to say anything definite, and in a call with press Wednesday, "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels conveyed about the same.

"I’m not really certain myself," Michaels said when asked about the casting reports. "I know there will be some, but it’s sort of the nature of the way we work that no one talks about it until the season’s done. Needless to say, I’d like everyone to stay."

But before the season ender, Eli Manning will serve as host for the May 5 episode, with Rihanna as musical guest.

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Felix Harte Clauss

    I am going to be watching.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Thomas Felix Clauss

    We will tune in.

    May 7, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. AGuest9

    Hey, he and Keith both outlived Michael Jackson.

    May 6, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lorne

    Season finale? what season? What do they do now, make about 6 new shows a year and show reruns the other 47 weeks?

    May 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Margaret


    May 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • So what

      This guys so old he farts dust. He sounds drunk even when he's sober. Better turn closed caption on...

      May 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Katie


    May 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. mikrik13

    How did this article become about Wiig. She is NOT funny on a regular basis. Right up there with Ferrell in the NOT funny category.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Michael Peter Caliazzo

    Please do not minimize Keith Richards.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. di

    Jimmy Fallon needs to make a guest appearance and he and Mick (who is a talented actor) can repeat that wonderful mirror skit they did years ago.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. bezerkur

    'you cant always get what you want. but if you try sometime you might find you get what you need'. I didnt think the youth watched SNL anymore anyway. They're to busy watching vh1 mtv and bet idiotic reality shows.

    May 4, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. someone

    This is THE MOST rascist thing I have seen or heard in a long time.

    May 4, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lori

    I have a feeling he will stink... Elton John did.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  13. Milton Wiseblood

    Rap still sucks.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. buffalo

    This show has gone on well past it's "sell-by" date. Kristen Wiig is leaving?....yawn.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. IaMomOf4

    May 5th will definitely not be a show I'll be watching. Think my dead fish need their tank clean. I can think of a million things better to do than watch Eli Manning.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Penny Nickels

    Yawn. I'm going to bed early that night. Why? Cause I'm sleepy. Yawn,

    May 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Wholedog

    Cool. Mick can b hilarious. Snl is lame / and not funny unless u r l2 yrs. Old

    May 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Dave

    There used to be a really funny comedy show with the name 'Saturday Night Live' years ago. Interestingly, there used to be a really good rock band that would never think of cranking out bubblegum music ALSO called 'The Rolling Stones'.....whatever happened to them?

    May 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sammydavisjr

    i gotta match

    May 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  20. scranton

    SNL = So Not Laughing. Put this show out of its misery already.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. MXD

    I hope Keith shows up. Would LOVE to see Mick and Keith do a few acoustic numbers!! TIME WAITS for NO ONE!!

    May 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • iceandsnow3

      They would probably do 3 songs instead of the usual 2 because of who they are. It's happened in the past with famous bands. They may look old (and they are) but they must be doing something right to maintain super star status for over 4 decades, even if you're not a fan. I only saw them once about 20 years ago and you just could not sit still....you had to get up and make some moves...........fantastic.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. michaell d.

    Like to see charlIe sheen host and spoof his image. why not?

    May 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Rock n Roll


    May 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  24. danielwalldammit

    Should be amusing.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. CD

    Didn't Mick co-host with Jerry Hall back in the '80s? The musical guest was Stevie Ray Vaughan with an appearance by Sam Kinison. I remember that episode because it seemed to have a curse on it. Within a few years after it aired, Mick and Jerry had broken up and Stevie Ray and Sam were dead.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Michael Peter Caliazzo

    Keith Richards might indeed show up.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. PamE

    Now just get Maroon 5 as musical guest and it would be a perfect show!!

    May 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. murpis

    I guess Will Ferrell and Usher won't be the finale guests? IMDB says they will.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  29. NK

    I'm hoping he goes up there and does the rooster. Maybe point at people...

    May 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Elisa Jordana

    Make sure if Keith Richards makes a cameo appearance, SNL has a helmet for him in case he decides to climb anything in the studio.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |

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