‘SNL’ Demand Will Take a Hit After Cast Exodus – But Here’s How It Can Bounce Back | Charts

The NBC sketch show has lost eight popular players ahead of Season 48

The new season of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is set to premiere this weekend. But a massive cast exodus has raised questions about how the show will cope with the loss of some of its most popular players.

Accepting the Emmy for Best Variety Sketch, Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of the show, thanked the cast for sticking it out the past two years during a pandemic that brought unique challenges for the show. However, eight cast members have announced their departure from the show since the 47th season concluded in May.   

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