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Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels Says There WILL Be Major 'Changes' For The Show's 40th Season!

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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!

In a new interview, the late night Canadian genius explained that SNL has lost many major players in recent years, and are still rebuilding:

"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!

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7 comments to “Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels Says There WILL Be Major 'Changes' For The Show's 40th Season!”

  1. uheardme says – reply to this


    Supposedly, NBC will be celebrating SNL's 40th Anniversary with a 3 hour live show on Sunday, February 15, 2015…

  2. shaygirl says – reply to this


    not SUCKING would be a great start.

  3. Arlene Dickinson says – reply to this


    The show has been garbage since the mid 90's. Fred Armison was good though.

  4. SNL is great. says – reply to this


    Ugh people need to get off the "SNL sucks" bandwagon and actually appreciate how good it actually is. Yes, there have been some not-so-great sketches, but there has also been some amazing sketches. That's been happening since the first season. Stop trying to be some kind of critic. You're not. You're just echoing some bullshit complaining that someone else has said. SNL is great and always has been, along with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader being comedic geniuses.

  5. Claire says – reply to this


    Perez…Changes were imminent, not "eminant"

  6. Yes says – reply to this


    I think the men are really mediocre… Fred is good and that is it… The women are stronger… Of course, sexism will not allow many to see that… Kristen is great and so is Kate… Actually almost all the ladies currently are strong. We shall see.

  7. 7

    Oh, good. he read the tweets about how fucking terrible the writing and current cast, for the most part, currently is.