Melissa McCarthy on SNL
Melissa McCarthy returns to host “SNL” on May 13. Rosalind O'Connor/NBC

Following a short break after the April 15 Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode, “SNL” made its return on May 6 and will be back for another live episode this evening when Melissa McCarthy returns to host the show.

“Melissa McCarthy, who has appeared this season as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, will be returning May 13 to the ‘SNL’ stage for the fifth time as host. She will be joined by musical guest HAIM, who is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore album this summer,” reads a statement from NBC.

In a promo for the upcoming episode, McCarthy teased the return of her Sean Spicer impression. Sitting in a makeup chair, McCarthy can be seen transforming into the White House press secretary. As “West Side Story’s” “I Feel Pretty” plays in the background, the actress prances around as Spicer and sings along to the lyrics of the song.

McCarthy was also spotted in the streets of New York City on Friday dressed up as Spicer and riding down the street in her motorized podium. It’s uncertain what the sketch will involve but the actress could be heard yelling, “Come on,” at a traffic jam.

Like the two previous episodes of “Saturday Night Live,” the May 13 episode will feature “SNL’s” new live coast-to-coast format where the episodes air live across all time zones. The format has proven to be successful for the show, as the April 15 episode, which also featured Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer, picked up its highest ratings since February.

The episode wasn’t only a hit on television, according to a statement from the network, “Online, Nielsen Social tracked 457,000 interactions from 195,000 unique users, making last night’s ‘SNL’ the most social comedy broadcast of the month to date.”

While it’s uncertain if NBC will continue airing episodes of “SNL” live across all time zones for Season 42, Robert Greenblatt, the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, commented on why the move was decided for this season.

“‘SNL’ — enjoying its most popular season in two decades — is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the west and mountain time zones live at the same time it’s being seen in the east and central time zones,” a statement read.

“That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time. Kudos to Lorne Michaels, the producers and cast for making ‘SNL’ one of the most relevant and anticipated shows in the zeitgeist,” the statement continued.

Following the May 13 episode, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will return to host the season finale and will be joined by musical guest Katy Perry. The actor has previously hosted four times, with his last appearance being in March 2015. Perry has also previously appeared on the series as a musical guest before.

The final Season 42 episodes of “Saturday Night Live” will air at 11:30 p.m. EDT, 10:30 p.m. CDT, 9:30 p.m. MDT and 8:30 p.m. PDT on NBC.