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Justin Timberlake Ready to Join the Five-Timers Club on "SNL" This Weekend

Image courtesy of JustinTimberlake.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of JustinTimberlake.com (via ABC News Radio)

After years of silence, Justin Timberlake is back in the charts, but TV fans are even happier that he's back on Saturday Night Live this weekend. 

The multi-talented entertainer is one of the show's best-loved hosts, which is why this weekend will mark the fifth time he's been invited to do the honors.  That means he'll join SNL's legendary "Five-Timers Club"  -- people who've hosted at least five times -- whose members include Steve Martin , Christopher Walken , Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin .

Unusually for a singer, Justin has actually hosted SNL twice without even being the musical guest.  This will mark the third time he's done double duty.  It's his sixth official SNL appearance overall, by the way -- in 2000, he was the musical guest as part of 'N SYNC , and the group appeared in a few sketches.  He's also made a number of cameos on the show, even when he wasn't hosting or performing.

Justin's involvement with Saturday Night Live is so serious that he's admitted that he has even considered becoming a cast member, at least for one season.  He's been well-rewarded for his contributions to the show, winning four Emmys in total. Two were for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and two were for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.  One of those was for his musical monologue in 2011, while the other was for the now legendary " D**k in a Box ."

So what can we expect to see from JT this time around? Well, there's good news: Yahoo's omg! reports that he and Andy Samberg will reprise their ‘90s R&B singer characters from "D**k in a Box" in yet another digital short.  They also appeared in " Motherlover " and "3-Way (The Golden Rule)” as you may recall.

Another recurring JT sketch you may see on Saturday night is the one where he puts on a costume and entices passersby to " bring it on down to " a certain location, from "Homelessville" to "Liquorville" to "Plasticville."  But one sketch that probably won't return is The Barry Gibb Talk Show , mostly because the character that Justin plays -- singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees -- died last year.

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