He’s certainly got the acting chops. Question is if he’s enough of a pop culture phenom to draw a significant audience to "Saturday Night Live."
After winning his third Emmy in a row for Outstanding Actor in a drama series, Bryan Cranston of AMC’s "Breaking Bad" will host "SNL on Oct. 2, 2010, reports the Los Angeles Times ShowTracker blog.
The actor, who plays a chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer on "Breaking Bad," made the announcement on ESPN Radio’s Mason & Ireland show, the story says.
"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan earlier this year said in an interview that he was puzzled Cranston hadn’t been asked to host ‘SNL,’ the story says. If Cranston "hosted ‘Saturday Night Live,’ he would hit it out of the park," Gilligan said.
Previously, Cranston was best known for playing the father on "Malcolm in the Middle."