Daniel Radcliffe And Charles Barkley To Host Saturday Night Live In January

Speaking of Saturday Night Live... Earlier, we shared the news that the sketch comedy series pulled in strong ratings during last Saturday’s Christmas episode, which featured the return of Jimmy Fallon, but now comes word that Charles Barkley and Daniel Radcliffe are among the names listed to host the series when it resumes with new episodes in January.

Read about last Saturday’s ratings here.

NBC shared the news this morning that NBA star Charles Barkley will be hosting the first new episode of Saturday Night Live of 2012. The basketball star will host the January 7th episode, which will mark his third appearance as host on the series, and Kelly Clarkson will serve as the musical guest.

The following week (January 14th) Daniel Radcliffe is set to host SNL, with musical guest Lana Del Rey. Since the Harry Potter films wrapped up, Radcliffe has been keeping busy by starring in the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and is set to appear in the upcoming film The Woman in Black. The extra time spent entertaining on stage in New York may prove to help him as he makes his hosting debut on SNL next January.

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