It's almost as if they're highly sought after in their field or something…
We still don't know what was going through Lorne Michaels' head earlier this week when he decided to fire both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah after six years on Saturday Night Live… but it may have been the best thing possible for their careers.
That's because in just the two days since the NBC casting news first broke, both comedians already have new gigs lined up over at Showtime!
Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!
According to SHO president David Nevins at the Television Critics Association's press tour on Thursday, Taran will star in Season One of Friday Night Lights' Jason Katims' comedy anthology Mating, while Jay landed the pilot for a new show called White Famous from Californication's Tom Kapinos.
Needless to say, Showtime is much more critically acclaimed than NBC, so we're extremely happy that both actors were able to land on their feet following their sudden SNL terminations.
Unfortunately, no word on Jon Rudnitsky's potential prospects just yet…
Will U be watching Mating and/or White Famous on Showtime in 2017??
[Image via NBC.]
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