Live From New York, It’s (New Faces on) Saturday Night!

Tonight marks the beginning of the biggest cast turnover in years for Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live returns for its 39th Season tonight with famous alum Tina Fey as guest host, but an otherwise unfamiliar cast of characters.

The show will debut six new cast members, one of its biggest turnovers in years. And in another big shuffle, Cecily Strong will take her position behind the “Weekend Update” desk. Current “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers is departing mid-season to succeed Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Late Night.

The “Weekend Update” desk has been a career launching pad over the years for other SNL stars like Fey, Fallon and Amy Poehler.

The new generation of cast members, handpicked by SNL creator Lorne Michaels, includes Beck Bennett, Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney and Mike O’Brien.

 

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