9 TV Stars Who Absolutely Need to Host Saturday Night Live

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NBC announced today that Lena Dunham will host the March 1 edition of Saturday Night Live.

It's a great choice, and it comes after the NBC sketch show made another great choice from the television work: Kerry Washington from Scandal.

But there are so many more great choices out there!

The following actors and actresses are yet to host the program and we can only hope it's a matter of time before they get the call.

Toggle through our dream TV star choices now and then chime in with your own:

9 TV Stars Who Need to Host Saturday Night Live
Max Greenfield slays us as Schmidt on New Girl. He would absolutely kill as host of SNL.
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Max Greenfield

1. Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield slays us as Schmidt on New Girl. He would absolutely kill as host of SNL.


Ian Somerhalder

2. Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder has the looks, we know that much. But he's also testified in front of Congress, so we're pretty sure he won't get nervous.


Peter Dinklage

3. Peter Dinklage

Did you catch Peter Dinklage's appearance alongside Drunk Uncle? He's clearly up for the task.


Timothy Olyphant

4. Timothy Olyphant

The epitome of cool... and scary. But his guest spot on The Mindy Project proved his comedy chops.


Nathan Fillion

5. Nathan Fillion

Has a cult following, along with the perfect tone and delivery for SNL.


Stephen Amell

6. Stephen Amell

Even with his shirt on, few actors are as at ease when interacting with their fans.


Connie Britton

7. Connie Britton

Is she known for comedy? Not particularly. But Connie Britton is known for being perfect.


Allison Janney

8. Allison Janney

Allison Janney may be the perfect actress. She can do drama, she can do comedy and she doesn't take herself too seriously.


Kaley Cuoco

9. Kaley Cuoco

She's only the main actress on TV's highest-rated sitcom. What's the hold up here?


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    how about Kat Dennings,Sarah Hyland

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    Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from SUPERNATURAL would be fantastic hosts on SNL! I really wish the powers that be would book them for that show; it would be amazing! Just imagine the skits! Be still my heart! Love, Robin

    Eagleone

    Nathan Fillion of cause !

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    A few more suggestions: Matt Bohmer (of White Collar)!! How has Michael Weatherly from NCIS not been a host yet?? And don't you think Burn Notice's Jeffrey Donovan would be great as well...?

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    Jim Parsons is hosting SNL on March 1. Lena Dunham is hosting on March 8.

    Joyeful

    He's probably not a big enough star, but I'd say Charles Esten from Nashville. He's proven himself as versatile - we all know he can handle the comedy from Whose Line Is It Anyway, AND he can sing - that would likely be a great episode.

    Also, reading this list, I'm surprised Nathan Fillion hasn't hosted already! He would be perfect!!




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