Lena Dunham is joining the "Girls" (and boys) of "Saturday Night Live."

The "Girls" writer-director-star-et cetera will make her debut on the show on March 8. 

The HBO show's third season premiered on January 12.

Brooklyn-via-Cincinnati indie rock vets The National will make their first appearance as musical guest.

The group's latest "Trouble Will Find Me" was nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy, while "Mistaken For Strangers" -- the acclaimed documentary about the band -- will be in theaters in March.


After a brief hiatus, "SNL" is returning March 1 with host Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and musical guest Beck.

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Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.