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Don't Worry About Fired SNL Stars Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam — They Both Already Have New Gigs Lined Up On The SAME Network!

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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??

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Jay Pharoah Finally Breaks His Silence After Surprise SNL Firing… But Is He Hinting At Behind-The-Scenes Drama?!

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Live from New York it's… only three of the cast?

Television viewers were modestly shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had been unceremoniously fired from Saturday Night Live after six years on the late night sketch show.

Not only were they arguably the two most talented male players in the cast, but they're also two of the most featured comedians… which means Lorne Michaels must have something big planned for Season 42 to replace them…

Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!

While Taran addressed his sudden departure shortly after the NBC news broke, Jay remained suspiciously quiet all day long — as did fellow axed actor Jon Rudnitsky, but he was still new, so…

Luckily, the Barack Obama impersonator finally referenced his termination in an Instagram post on Wednesday alongside Taran and Vanessa Bayer… but is he subtly placing blame on

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A THIRD Saturday Night Live Cast Member Just Got Cut — PLUS 20 Other SNL Stars Who Were Fired!

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We guess bad things really do come in threes…

Saturday Night Live viewers were shocked on Tuesday when it was reported that fan-favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had both been let go from the late night show after six years on the air.

However, it seems as though Lorne Michaels wasn't content with cutting just two of his line-up, because featured player Jon Rudnitsky followed them right out the door later the same day!

But if Jay, Jon, or Taran happen to be your favorite, don't fret — plenty of today's hottest stars were one once fired from the NBC series, too!

Just look at Robert Downey, Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Sarah Silverman! All three of them had less-than-stellar stints on the show, and they turned out fine.

So who else has been fired from SNL in its 41-season span??

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Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Are NOT Returning To Saturday Night Live — So What Happened?

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Saturday Night Live has dropped two of its longtime cast members!

On Monday, it was confirmed that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam will not be returning to the NBC sketch show for its 42nd season as the twosome will be pursuing "other opportunities". Whoa.

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As you surely know, both Jay and Taran have been with SNL for six seasons and have created countless memorable characters. Mr. Pharoah alone has famously impersonated Barack Obama, Jay Z, Dr. Ben Carson, Will Smith, etc. Not to mention, Killam is best known for his impersonations of Matthew McConaughey, Marco Rubio, and more.

If you're baffled as to why Lorne Michaels would dump two of the show's seasoned vets, you're totally not alone! In fact, not long after the departure news hit the media, Taran opened up to Uproxx about his shocking exit. He dished:

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Drake Shows Off For Saturday Night Live & Treats The Cast To A Catered Dinner By Bobby Flay!

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Drake surprises the SNL crew!

Wow. As if you needed another reason to love Drake!

Ahead of his hosting/performing gig on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend, the Views rapper decided to treat the whole crew with a very special surprise!

At one of their table reads this week, he brought them a beautifully catered dinner by none other than chef Bobby Flay!

Video: Drake Shows Off His Basketball Skills With Jimmy Fallon!

Cecily Strong was so excited she posted all about it on Instagram:

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The Rock Stars In A Live-Action Bambi Spoof On Saturday Night Live — Plus George Ezra Performs Two Of His Hits!

Finally a good episode of Saturday Night Live!

It feels like it's been literal years since we truly enjoyed an entire episode of SNL, but thanks to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, we are fans of the sketch show again!

The Rock and George Ezra joined the comedic cast on Saturday and killed a number of sketches; including the live-action spoof of Bambi.

The Disney classic got remade to look like the Furious 7 trailer, and it's impeccably spot-on.

As always, Taran Killam stole the show with his perfect Vin Diesel impersonation while Jay Pharoah and Cecily Strong provided convincing Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez acts.

George Ezra completed the night with performances of his songs Budapest and Blame it on Me!

Ch-ch-check out the best bits of SNL (above & below)!!!

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Kanye West Tells The Made In America Crowd What Happened When He Confronted Jay Pharoah About His VMAs Spoof!

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We wonder if he knows it’s okay to laugh sometimes?

During the MTV VMAs, host and comedian Jay Pharoah — who is known for his impersonations — spoofed Kanye West, and it’s was pretty HIGHlarious!

But apparently Kanye didn’t think so.

And since the 37-year-old rapper was on stage at the Made in America festival in Philly on Saturday, he went on one of his patented rants. Only this time is was about what he said to Jay, and about how he’s in an interracial relationship. Kanye said

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