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‘Saturday Night Live’ Creator Is Trying To Get Veteran Cast Members To Stay Longer

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Saturday Night Live changes up its cast annually. Many cast members stay for years while others come and go. The show has been on for 47 years and has featured over 150 cast members, many of which go on to have very successful acting careers.

Now, creator Lorne Michaels is asking several veteran cast members to remain on the show until 2024, which will mark its 50th anniversary. He hopes to keep Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Aidy Bryant, even though they all have other gigs going on.

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‘SNL’ is hoping to keep veteran cast members

MEAN GIRLS, Mark Waters, Lorne Michaels, 2004, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Even so, SNL is currently on the search for new talents so new faces will likely pop up next season. Some fans wondered if some of the veteran cast members would be leaving after this past season. The last show ended with a sketch talking about how difficult the year has been.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, (from left): Jay Pharoah, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Lena Dunham, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, ‘Scandal’, (Season 39, ep. 3915, aired March 8, 2014). photo: Dana Edelson / © NBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

As of now, none of the cast members have shared if they are returning or leaving. Cast member Michael Che was in the hot seat after making comments about Simone Biles and the Olympics. He claimed that he was hacked and someone else posted those nasty comments.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, (from left): Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Elizabeth Banks, ‘High School Theater Show’, (Season 41, ep. 4105, aired Nov. 14, 2015). photo: Dana Edelson / ©NBC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Do you still watch Saturday Night Live? If so, who are your current favorite cast members?

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