How Will NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Fare After Big-Name Star Departures? | Charts

Talent demand for now-former cast members Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney helps determine how hard ”SNL“ has been hit

“Saturday Night Live” fans said goodbye to longtime seasoned players on NBC’s long-running variety show earlier this month. This year, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney departed the show after the May 21 season finale.

And it’s the kind of show that relies on its talent more than others. Different comedic styles, the chemistry between cast members, and their ability to work with new talent each week to make a good show requires a strong connection with the audience.

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