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SNL Adds Cecily Strong as Weekend Update Co- Anchor; Seth Meyers to Stick Around All Season?
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SNL Adds Cecily Strong as Weekend Update Co- Anchor; Seth Meyers to Stick Around All Season?

Sep 15 2013, 6:48pm CDT | by TV Line

The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party will now be driving the pop culture conversation, as a co-anchor of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update segment. SNL boss Lorne...

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SNL Adds Cecily Strong as Weekend Update Co- Anchor; Seth Meyers to Stick Around All Season?

Sep 15 2013, 6:48pm CDT | by TV Line

The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party will now be driving the pop culture conversation, as a co-anchor of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update segment.

SNL boss Lorne Michaels tells the New York Times that starting with the late-night sketch show’s Season 39 premiere (airing Sept. 28), sophomore cast member Cecily Strong will sit alongside veteran news reader Seth Meyers at the WU desk, mocking headlines.

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“Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” Michaels said of Strong’s first year with SNL. “She exploded.”

Whether Strong goes solo on Weekend Update once Meyers’ run as host of NBC’s Late Night begins in late February remains to be seen. Michaels seems to be holding out some hope that since Meyers won’t shoot Late Night on Fridays, he could pull double duty.

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The Times story also confirms that SNL scribe Mike O’Brien is joining the on-camera ensemble (along with the previously rumored Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Noël Wells and John Milhiser), while Tim Robinson is moving off the stage and into the writers room.

Meyers welcomed his new co-anchor via Twitter, as well as offered his sad speculation about Strong’s occasional WU visitor.

Very excited about the new Weekend Update co-anchor, @cecilybecily! nyti.ms/15vXl50
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As for The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with, it's prob safe to assume that she died somewhere, mid-conversation.—
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Chelsea Handler: 'SNL' 'Blew Me Off' After Asking Me To Host

Oct 9 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Chelsea Handler has never hosted "Saturday Night Live," and she's alright with that. What she's not alright with is the way the show strung her along twice without ever actually booking her. Handler opened up about her experience with "SNL" during a conversation with HuffPost Live's Roy Sekoff on Thursday. She explained that the first time she met with SNL producers, they offered her the job b ...
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Bill Hader on 'SNL' newbie Pete Davidson: 'I told Lorne Michaels about him'

Sep 29 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

Bill Hader on “SNL” newbie Pete Davidson: "I told Lorne Michaels about him” Davidson, the breakout star of "SNL's" season premiere, has a small part in Hader and Amy Schumer’s movie “Trainwreck” from director Judd Apatow. "I told Lorne ...http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/tv-tat ...
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Report: Kenan Thompson to leave 'SNL' after this, his 12th, season

Sep 22 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

Report: Kenan Thompson to leave “SNL” after this, his 12th, season Thompson, who joined the cast in 2003, planned to leave last season but Lorne Michaels convinced him to stay due to the high cast turnover, according to TMZ. After this season, Thompson will tie for the ...
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Kenan Thompson Reportedly Leaving 'SNL' After This Season

Sep 22 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Season 40 will be Kenan Thompson's last as a repertory player on "Saturday Night Live." The longtime cast member will leave the show at the end of this season, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, Thompson was going to leave after Season 39, but Lorne Michaels, the show's executive producer, convinced him to stay. Thompson has been a cast member on "SNL" since 2003, and broke the record for longest ...
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Darrell Hammond Replacing Don Pardo As 'SNL' Announcer

Sep 18 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Former "SNL" cast member Darrell Hammond returns to his old stomping grounds this season when he assumes the role of announcer, replacing long-time voice of the show Don Pardo. Pardo died on Aug. 18 after nearly 40 years of heralding the beginning of the show by saying, "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'" Hammond's run on "SNL" was longer than any other cast member, from 1995 to 2009. Hi ...
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Pete Davidson Joins 'Saturday Night Live' As New Featured Player

Sep 15 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

"Saturday Night Live" is only getting one new featured player this season, and his name is Pete Davidson. The rising standup comedian is the newest featured player joining the 40th season of "Saturday Night Live," according to Deadline. Handpicked by Lorne Michaels, Davidson will be the only new addition to the cast. The 20-year-old New Yorker -- no, he can't legally buy beer! -- was named one of Variety ...
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Horatio Sanz On 'Saturday Night Live's' Politics: 'We Dropped The Ball' On Going After The Right

Aug 20 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

When you look at it today, "Live From New York," Tom Shales' and James Miller's seminal oral history of "Saturday Night Live," is clearly missing one thing: the last decade. Fortunately, that will all change on September 9, when a new edition of the book is released with 200 pages devoted to everything that's happened since its 2003 publication. And at least one former star is sounding off on an area where he thinks ...
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