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I’ve been following the latest campaign born on Twitter, and raised on Facebook. Most of these don’t go very far. A “vote for this…” here, a “boycott this,” there. But this is a stand I can get behind.

The latest push? James Roday and Dule Hill to host Saturday Night Live.

The names aren’t familiar? Hill and Roday are the stars of USA’s Psych, a show about a fake-psychic-detective and his best friend. The two help the Santa Barbara police department solve homicide cases. It’s a non-lame version of The Mentalist (and in case you were wondering, Psych came first).  It’s one of the few shows on TV that’s truly fun to watch. It’s full of ’80s references, weekly cases that keep you guessing, and a wacky cast of supporting characters.

Hill and Roday are a dynamic comedy duo who boast rapid-fire timing and amazing chemistry. They’d be a refreshing twist on typical SNL hosts, not only because they’re a pair, but because to a good chunk of America, they’re still not quite household names. How does this work in our favor? I’d be wiling to be they’d take a few more risks than the average SNL host might. And did I mention they sing and dance?!

The campaign started this week and the Facebook fan page swelled to 12,000+ members seemingly overnight. It probably won’t reach Betty White proportions but it could definitely wake up a few bigwigs at Studio 8H. And since the USA network  is in the same TV family as NBC, this may not be an impossibility.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

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(And hey, follow me on Twitter too!)

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