Since I'm seeing so many scattered predictions about next season, I figure it's time to start a thread for them all. Here's a few off the top of my head:
--Nobody will be cut from the cast or leave voluntarily (except, of course, Nasim), but some of the senior writers will leave.
--In general, Lorne will play a pat hand and there really won't be any major changes backstage. I'm still expecting to see Steve Higgins leave at some point to give his full focus to Jimmy's show, but I've been predicting that for awhile and it still hasn't happened.
--Wiig will host the season opener to promote The Skeleton Twins. It should be Hader hosting, of course, but the best we can realistically hope for is Hader cameos for the ep.
--Suds will host to push Horrible Bosses 2, but I think that'll be it for recent SNL alumni in terms of hosting (which is how I leave wiggle room for Bill Murray to finally come back and host again). I think Lorne booked a bunch of alumni hosts this season in order to buck up the inexperienced cast.
Jeez, that's all I've got right now. Gonna be mostly a repeat of this season. Uh, we'll see a lot more of Kate's Hillary Clinton impression as the 2016 pre-race hype ramps up, that's one thing.