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'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich' on HGTV: Here's how Melissa McCarthy joined 'SNL' Five Timers Club

Melissa McCarthy, a member of 'SNL's Five-Timers Club, will soon be seen hosting a home remodeling show on HGTV
Melissa McCarthy (Instagram/melissamccarthy)
Melissa McCarthy (Instagram/melissamccarthy)

Melissa McCarthy and her cousin, actress Jenna Perusich, will feature in a new show called 'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,' which will include touching house renovations! Let's take a peek at the 'Bridesmaids' star's previous successful TV stint ahead of its premiere on Monday, June 13 at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV and discovery+.

The cousins get up to hilarious hijinks while restoring houses for worthy clientele in the six-episode series 'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich.' During the series, they surprise folks who serve others with house renovations. Following their debut appearance on HGTV in 2020, the two wanted to continue giving back to those who are devoted to altruistic acts. Nevertheless, this is not the first time the 'Ghostbusters' star has featured on TV.


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What shows did Melissa McCarthy host?

Melissa McCarthy is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer best known for her appearances as Megan in the 2011 comedy film 'Bridesmaids,' Molly Flynn-Biggs in the CBS sitcom 'Mike & Molly,' and Sookie St. James on The WB television series 'Gilmore Girls.' She began hosting 'Saturday Night Live' on October 1, 2011, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance. She was later featured on the show on April 6, 2013; February 1, 2014; February 13, 2016; and May 13, 2017. On February 4, 2017; February 11, 2017; April 15, 2017; and May 13, 2017, she played Sean Spicer in the skit "Sean Spicer Press Conference." Every time she hosted SNL, she was nominated for an Emmy, which she eventually won in 2017.

The Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, comedian, and producer took over as the new host of 'Little Big Shots' from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres in 2020 for an all-new and completely revamped season. With the unbeatable duo of Melissa and Ellen at the helm - two of Hollywood's funniest, most brilliant women – youngsters who overcome the odds, reject stereotypes, and achieve their ambitions provided viewers a glimpse of what today's cutest – and tomorrow's biggest – talents look like! She took over as emcee of the kids' talent show from Steve Harvey.

Why is Melissa McCarthy regarded as the finest 'SNL' host of the current era?

Melissa McCarthy claimed in the opening monologue of her first 'Saturday Night Live' appearance in 2011 that she'd dreamed of this moment her entire life. It was obvious. McCarthy was a founding member of the famed West Coast comic collective The Groundlings, so sketch work was already in her blood when she broke through in 'Bridesmaids.' She was game-tight when she arrived to host later that year, ready to face anything the writers might throw at her. Although several moments in that episode featured her sparingly, and one completely ignored her, by the time she returned in 2013, every skit was structured around her. McCarthy, who returned for her fifth hosting stint in 2017, was well on her way to being the finest and most consistent 'SNL' host of the contemporary era.

McCarthy's rapid ascent to the Five-Timers Club places her in the company of legendary 'Saturday Night Live' presenters such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, and Steve Martin. It's an overwhelmingly white male forum, but McCarthy joining the Five-Timers Club changed that, and offered several key women from 'SNL's past an opportunity to convene in the same area and create a fun new chapter of the recurrent routine. The number of women who have hosted the show well over five times has nearly tripled since the last visit, owing to the addition of Melissa McCarthy, Scarlett Johansson, and Tina Fey. Even though McCarthy's monologue isn't devoted to rehashing one of 'SNL's longest-running gags, she does set the ground for a more representative future visit to the club. Even without the irony or otherwise, each time McCarthy hosted 'SNL' is deserving of celebration since there is no arguing that she is one of the most accomplished, passionate, and engaging comic performers of her age.


Since when did Melissa McCarthy become interested in home remodeling?

'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,' McCarthy and Perusich's new program, was partly inspired by Jonathan and Drew Scott's series 'Celebrity IOU,' in which A-list celebrities renovate houses for friends and mentors. In 2020, the 'God's Favorite Idiot' actress chose to work on a project for Perusich's parents, who are retired Chicago police officers. Perusich told PEOPLE that the remodeling "just changed their life in every aspect." Following their initial appearance on HGTV, the two wanted to continue giving back to others who are devoted to selfless acts.