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Hammond heads to ‘Putnam County’

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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Darrell Hammond is stepping in to “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” during his summer hiatus from “SNL.”

12-season vet of the NBC sketch show will play Vice Principal Douglas Panch June 12-July 19. He follows another TV regular, pundit Mo Rocca, into the improv-friendly role.

Rocca departs June 10. L.A. incarnation of “Spelling Bee,” starring the original Gotham cast, opened May 27.

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