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Report: Ron Burgundy to host ESPN's 'Sportscenter'

Actor Will Ferrell, dressed as the character Ron Burgundy, poses for photographers upon arrival at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Ron Burgundy had a rough time during his ESPN "Sportscenter" audition in 2012. The "Anchorman" character was nothing short of a clueless mess.

While network execs seemingly spent the past year thinking it through, they're reportedly ready to give Burgundy a shot.

According to TheWrap, Ferrell will co-host "Sportscenter" during the Dec. 5 episode that airs at 6 p.m. The website said the actor will likely remain in his "Anchorman" character.

The hosting gig comes two weeks before the release of Ferrell's upcoming sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," which arrives in theaters on Dec. 20.

Ferrell is the third celebrity guest to co-host the show in the past five weeks. He joins the ranks of actor Ken Jeong ("The Hangover") and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

Watch Burgundy's "Sportscenter" audition tape below.

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