Kristen Wiig to return to 'SNL' as host

April 26, 2013 - 5:29 PM
TV-SNL--Kristen Wiig

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows former "Saturday Night Live," cast member Kristen Wiig at the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. NBC announced Friday that Wiig will host the May 11 episode. For six seasons, Wiig was one of the most popular cast members on “SNL” before exiting in an emotional finale last year. Vampire Weekend will perform as musical guest. The network also announced that the season finale on May 18 will be hosted by Ben Affleck, with Kanye West as the musical guest. It's Affleck's fifth time hosting. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after leaving "Saturday Night Live," Kristen Wiig is coming back to host the show.

NBC announced Friday that Wiig will host the May 11 episode. For six seasons, Wiig was one of the most popular cast members on the show before exiting in an emotional send-off last May.

Vampire Weekend will perform as musical guest.

The network also announced that the season finale on May 18 will be hosted by Ben Affleck, with Kanye West as the musical guest. It's Affleck's fifth stint as host.

"Saturday Night Live" returns May 4 with Zach Galifianakis hosting.