Melissa McCarthy and her cousin, actress Jenna Perusich, will take part in a new show called “The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,” which will feature touching home renovations! Let’s take a look at the “Bridesmaids” star’s previous successful TV stint ahead of its premiere on Monday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and Discovery+.
The cousins engage in hilarious hijinks while restoring homes for a clientele worthy of the six-episode series “The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich.” Over the course of the series, they surprise people who serve others with house renovations. After their first appearance on HGTV in 2020, the two wanted to continue giving back to those dedicated to selfless acts. However, this isn’t the ‘Ghostbusters’ star’s first time on television.
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What shows has Melissa McCarthy hosted?
Melissa McCarthy is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer best known for her appearances as Megan in the 2011 comedy film “Bridesmaids,” Molly Flynn-Biggs on 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. February 4, 2017; February 11, 2017; April 15, 2017; and on May 13, 2017, she played Sean Spicer in the sketch “Sean Spicer Press Conference”. Each time she hosted SNL, she was nominated for an Emmy, which she ultimately won in 2017.
The Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, comedian and producer has taken over as the new host of executive producer Ellen DeGeneres’ “Little Big Shots” in 2020 for an all-new, completely revamped season. With the unbeatable duo of Melissa and Ellen at the helm – two of Hollywood‘s funniest and brightest women – young people who overcome obstacles, reject stereotypes and achieve their ambitions gave viewers a taste of what look like the cutest talents of today – and the greatest of tomorrow! She took over as host of Steve Harvey’s children’s talent show.
Why is Melissa McCarthy considered the best “SNL” host of the current era?
Melissa McCarthy claimed in the opening monologue of her first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in 2011 that she had dreamed of this moment her whole life. It was evident. McCarthy was a founding member of the famous West Coast comic book collective The Groundlings, so sketch work was already in her blood when she broke into “Bridesmaids.” She was tight when she arrived to host later that year, ready to take on anything the writers could throw at her. Although several moments in this episode presented 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 becoming the finest, most consistent “SNL” host of the contemporary era.
McCarthy’s rapid rise to the Five-Timers Club puts 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 a predominantly white male forum, but McCarthy’s joining the Five-Timers Club changed that and offered several key women from ‘SNL’s past the opportunity to come together in the same arena and create a new fun chapter of the recurring routine. The number of women who have hosted the show more than five times has nearly tripled since the last visit, thanks to the addition of Melissa McCarthy, Scarlett Johansson and Tina Fey. While McCarthy’s monologue isn’t devoted to rehashing one of SNL’s longest-running gags, it does set the stage for a more representative future visit to the club. Even without irony or otherwise, every time McCarthy has hosted “SNL” is worth celebrating because there’s no denying that she’s one of the most accomplished, passionate, and engaging comedic performers of her age.
Since when has Melissa McCarthy been interested in home renovation?
“The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,” McCarthy and Perusich’s new program, was partly inspired by Jonathan and Drew Scott’s “Celebrity IOU” series, in which A-list celebrities renovate homes 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 remodel “just changed their lives in every aspect.” After their first appearance on HGTV, the two wanted to continue giving back to others who dedicate themselves to selfless acts.