Eddie Murphy Returning to Host 'Saturday Night Live' for First Time Since 1984 - NBC New York

Eddie Murphy Returning to Host 'Saturday Night Live' for First Time Since 1984

Other confirmed 'SNL' hosts for the upcoming season include Woody Harrelson, Kristen Stewart and 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour

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    Eddie Murphy Returning to Host 'Saturday Night Live' for First Time Since 1984
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    WASHINGTON, DC- OCTOBER 18: Honoree Eddie Murphy poses on the red carpet during the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize For Humor at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on October 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

    Well, apparently you can go home again. At least for a night.

    NBC announced Monday that Eddie Murphy would be returning to 30 Rock on Dec. 21st as one of the hosts of the upcoming 45th season of "Saturday Night Live." Murphy, one of the breakout stars on "SNL" in the '80s, last hosted the show in 1984. 

    Murphy recently confirmed he would be filming the long-awaited sequel to "Coming to America." There are also persistent rumors Murphy may return to the stand-up stage for a mega deal with Netflix.

    Other confirmed "SNL" hosts for the upcoming season include Woody Harrelson, Kristen Stewart and "Stranger Things" star David Harbour.

    "Saturday Night Live" returns Sept. 28.