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http://tvline.com/2016/09/28/lin-manuel-miranda-snl-host-saturday-night-live-season-42/ "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to Studio 8H for Show #2 of Season 42! This is a fairly surprising choice, as SNL rarely books Broadway actors primarily for Broadway roles...But "Hamilton" is such a big deal right now, that it ...

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Sep 22, 2016
MARGOT ROBBIE TO HOST SEASON PREMIERE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
http://deadline.com/2016/09/margot-robbie-saturday-night-live-host-season-premiere-1201825015/

Suicide Squad star
Margot Robbie will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1. The Weeknd will be musical guest as the NBC late-night staple launches its 42nd season.

SNL is adding three new featured players for the upcoming season: improv performer Alex Moffat and America’s Got Talent finalist Melissa Villaseñor, as well as Mikey Day, who has been a writer on the show since 2013.

The trio would be filling the void left from the recent exit of three cast members, veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah and freshman Jon Rudnitsky.

Moffat, Villaseñor and Day will also make their debut October 1.

Robbie played Harley Quinn in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, the studio’s latest in the DC Universe movies. The pic has made $720.8 million globally, and Robbie was widely considered the breakout among the ensemble cast ...Read more
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Sep 13, 2016
SNL HIRES THREE NEW CAST MEMBERS FOR SEASON 42
http://deadline.com/2016/09/saturday-night-live-3-cast-additions-alex-moffat-melissa-villasenor-mikey-day-1201817954/

‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Additions: Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor & Mikey Day


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Saturday Night Live will be adding three new featured players for the upcoming season: improv performer Alex Moffat and America’s Got Talent finalist Melissa Villaseñor, as well as Mikey Day, who has ...Read more
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Aug 24, 2016
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Aug 09, 2016
Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Are Leaving Saturday Night Live
Featured player Jon Rudnitsky is also departing
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Aug 14, 2016
Host Predictions

A little early to start making predictions, perhaps...But then again, last season revealed the first few hosts in August as well...

Now that they have revealed a few people getting the boot (two of which I wasn't expecting, I will admit), I expect the first three shows to be leaked soon...

Though I wouldn't be surprised if they're waiting until the Olympics are over to decide who the biggest breakout of the summer is...Bringing back Phelps again would obviously be a bad idea, but there are other choices...

Of course, I can definitely see someone like Ruck or Stuart saying something along the lines of "They tried an Olympian before, and it didn't work, so they won't likely do it again..." Well if one athlete being boring on the show made a bad example for all of them, they would have stopped booking ...Read more
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Aug 09, 2016
Jon Rudnitsky let go ("fired") from SNL; as Taran Killiam tweets about his "exit" from the show,
http://deadline.com/2016/08/saturday-night-live-jon-rudnitsky-featured-player-depart-1201800755/

‘Saturday Night Live’ Featured Player Jon Rudnitsky To Depart

By Nellie Andreeva5 hours ago

Jon Rudnitsky joins Saturday Night Live veterans Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah on the list of cast members who won’t be returning next season, the venerable NBC late-night sketch comedy’s 42nd.

Rudnitsky joined SNL as a featured player at the beginning of last season, the only new cast addition for Season 41 when there were no departures.

Dirty Dancing parody. His list of impersonations on the show included Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Tom Cruise and Vladimir Putin.

Rudnitsky is a stand-up comedian who won the 2012 Laugh Factory’s Laugh Bowl college comedy competition and performed with The Groundlings before joining SNL.

Meanwhile:
http://deadline.com/2016/08/taran-killam-tweets-saturday-night-live-exit-1201800875/

Taran Killam Tweets About ‘Saturday Night Live’ Exit

By Lisa de Moraes2 hours ago

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Aug 09, 2016
Breaking News: SNL fires Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah
http://deadline.com/2016/08/saturday-night-live-taran-killam-jay-phaaroah-1201800671/

‘Saturday Night Live’ Parts Ways With Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah; Six-Year Veterans Won’t Return For New Season


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By Greg Evanson Aug 8, 2016 8:17 pm


NBC’s Saturday Night Live return without both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah this coming season, NBC ...
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Aug 01, 2016
SNL Characters Quiz
Can you match these legendary Saturday Night Live characters to the actors who portrayed them?
www.quizuple.com
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Jul 12, 2016
Breaking News: Matt Villines Dead at 39
One half of the "Matt and Oz" film-making duo has passed away just shy of his 40th birthday. With collaborative partner Osmany "Oz" Rodriguez, Villines produced several memorable film shorts on SNL from 2012 to 2016, including the Emmy-nominated "(Do It In My) Twin Bed." In spite of being diagnosed with cancer in early 2015, Villines worked on SNL until the end of Year 41.

More information:

http://splitsider.com/2016/07/matt-villines-of-snls-matt-oz-passes-away-at-39/
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