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Can you believe it's going to be Saturday Night Live's 40th seasonal birthday very VERY soon?!
And with such a monumental anniversary, the show's creator, Lorne Michaels says big changes are coming!
"We lost four leading men at the end of last season, Fred and Bill and Andy and Jason, all of whom were very seasoned, very strong cast. We lost Kristen the year before. All have been here a long time, and you get used to how good people are. Losing the fifth leading man in Seth (in early February) was a hard thing, in the middle of a season, because there’s only one other time in the 39 years that we ever changed Update in the middle of a season, and that was Norm Macdonald to Colin Quinn. And that was more because a whole other set of reasons, but I think that that made it a much harder thing, in addition to having to focus on launching Jimmy and launching Seth. But SNL, we put a lot of pressure, a lot of new people. It was a hard season."
And when asked if cast changes were eminent, Lorne remained honest:
"Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. We're still in the middle of rebuilding. So, there will be changes this year."
Rumors began to swirl that one of the show's breakout stars, Nasim Pedrad, will be leaving after five seasons to star in the new FOX sitcom Mulaney…
But nothing's been confirmed as of late.
We hope this funny show continues to capture audiences, whoever the cast may be!