Will 'NSYNC Reunite for Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special?
The band posted the news to its official Twitter account on Saturday
‘NSYNC said “Bye Bye Bye” to the flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day, instead they gave fans something much sweeter: a confirmed reunion.
As announced on the band’s official Twitter account on Saturday, the guys – Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick – will drop by 30 Rockefeller Center’s famed Studio 8H for Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special.
It’s the group’s first unified appearance since the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards when Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and invited them to join him for a spectacular greatest-hits medley.
Five-time SNL host Timberlake, 34, was previously announced during a series of Super Bowl commercials that aired Feb. 1, and he posted a photo on Instagram of himself in the midst of a “writing session” with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.
Though it’s unclear how the boys in the band will fit into Sunday’s star-studded line-up, Bass, 35, told a fan on Twitter that “there will not be” a performance.
Meanwhile, Kirkpatrick, 43, Tweeted that he had a bumpy landing into New York City when his baggage, including a tuxedo, was lost. Whether the formal wear is for SNL is unclear, but it beats the frosted tips and matching ensembles of their early days as a group.
NSYNC wasn’t the only big-ticket name to join SNL‘s anniversary roster late this week: Bradley Cooper, Billy Crystal, Edward Norton and Miley Cyrus are also now set to appear, bringing the show’s run time to three-and-a-half hours and the star power to near-max capacity.
Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.