Saturday Night Live closes out December with three back-to-back shows starting Dec. 5 with Ryan Gosling and musical guest Leon Bridges. Gosling will make his SNL debut and can next be seen in the feature film The Big Short, due December 23. R&B artist and singer/songwriter Leon Bridges will also make his SNL first musical guest appearance. His critically acclaimed debut album, "Coming Home," reached the top 10 in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

Ryan Gosling made his directorial debut earlier this year with Lost River, which starred Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Eva Mendes. Next year, the actor will star in The Nice Guys, alongside Russell Crowe, which hits theaters May 20, and La La Land, with Emma Stone, in theaters July 15. The actor also entered talks earlier this year to star in Ridley Scott's Untitled Blade Runner Project with Harrison Ford.

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On December 12, Chris Hemsworth will return for his second time as host. Hemsworth will next star in In the Heart of the Sea, which will be in theaters December 11. Chance The Rapper will make his musical guest debut after wrapping up a national tour and releasing his latest single, "Angels," for free on iTunes. Chris Hemsworth will go into production next year on Thor: Ragnarok, and he also stars in the highly-anticipated The Huntsman: Winter's War (April 22, 2016) and Ghostbusters (July 15, 2016).

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to studio 8H to co-host SNL on Dec. 19. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will star in the upcoming comedy Sisters, which will be released in theaters Dec. 18. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform, marking Springsteen's third appearance on the show. Springsteen's Dec. 4 release, the box set "The Ties That Bind: The River Collection," contains a wealth of unreleased music and concert footage.

Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live, airing November 21, will be hosted by Matthew McConaughey, with musical guest Adele. The show will go on a brief hiatus over the Thanksgiving holiday before returning on December 5 with host Ryan Gosling. What do you think about the December hosts of Saturday Night Live?