'N Sync hints at reunion during 'SNL' 40th anniversary show

'N Sync hints at reunion during 'SNL' 40th anniversary show
'N Sync performs at the 2001 Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

When "Saturday Night Live" celebrates its 40th anniversary Sunday night, comedic reunions featuring the likes of Chris Rock and Bill Murray will be plentiful, but it's the possibility of a reunion of the 1990s boy band 'N Sync that has many fans tweeting.

It's unclear whether Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joe Fatone, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick will hit the stage and perform.

On Saturday the band's official Twitter account announced: "Together again... Gee, it's good to be together again #SNL40," which received more than 4,000 retweets.

Bass tweeted early Sunday "For the record , we are not performing or doing a skit tonight on SNL. But look hard for us in [the] audience! Fun night ahead! #SNL40."

A request for comment from NBC about a possible performance by the group was not immediately returned.

Timberlake, the band's leader singer, who has hosted "SNL" several times, will perform Sunday and has shared tweets and tidbits with fans ahead of the broadcast Sunday evening.

Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kanye West also are scheduled to perform during the anniversary show.

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