The average since 2008 has been just shy of 4.5 women in the cast. So I think we can safely state that SNL has been a four-woman show for the past fifteen years, transitioning to becoming a five-women show over the past five and will be a five-woman show going forward.
Except he was mostly just trying to replace Amy and Maya, was unhappy with the results, andthen started to throw as many as possible on the show to duke it out for the empty repretory spots.For a while it was a one woman show starring Kristen. Since 2008, Lorne's been playing catch up and now that Kristin's gone he seems to still be doing that. Before he always used to carefully add a replacement right before the departing cast member left. Iwouldn'texpect there to be enough room for K-Mac, Aidy, and Cecily. The show has a lot of moments where there just isn't enough room for cast members and they get lost amidst the others. For example, I would argue that Casey was great her first year but when Abby and Michaela were added the next year, she disappeared.