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September 05, 2009

Saturday Night Live Cast Changes For The New Season

saturday_night_live-thumb-320x320-11158There will be some new faces on Saturday Night Live when the lengendary sketch comedy show premieres on NBC on September 26. The Associated Press is reporting that the show has cut two cast members as well as added two new faces.

Sophomore cast member Michaela Watkins'  contract with the show was not renewed, her publicist confirmed to the AP.

The news was first reported by the Web site Comic's Comic. The site also reported that freshman cast member Casey Wilson had been cut from the show.

A person close to the show confirmed to the AP that comedians Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad  have joined the show.

Watkins spoke exclusively to Entertainment Weekly about her to no longer being on the show.  In response to the question of her reaction of being fired, she said "...Shock. And sadness [because] it just felt premature. But on some level I feel like there are so many opportunities and things that I want to do in the future and now they’ll just happen sooner rather than later."

The new season premieres on Saturday, September 26  on NBC with Megan Fox as the host.

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