NBC says the troubled actress, whose career in recent years has been upstaged by legal and personal problems, will serve as guest host of "SNL" on March 3. The network said Sunday that the musical guest that night will be Jack White.
The Saturday Night Live gig comes as Lindsay Lohan nears the end of a strict probation period imposed in November after the former "Mean Girls" actress made a series of missteps.
It will be Lohan's fourth turn as host of the late-night comedy show. She presided in 2004, 2005 and 2006, before her career faltered.
In recent years, she has mostly been in the public eye in connection with her multiple arrests and episodes of substance abuse. In December, she appeared in Playboy magazine in a mostly nude pictorial.
She has been working at the Los Angeles County morgue as part of her community service and attending frequent psychotherapy sessions, with a judge requiring Lohan to appear in court monthly for updates.
The actress was put on probation for drunken driving and a misdemeanor grand theft case filed after she took a necklace without permission in January 2010. She pleaded no contest to taking the $2,500 necklace and served 35 days on house arrest last summer.