Posted: 11:31 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
NBC’s Saturday Night Live has announced six new featured cast members for the upcoming 2013-2014 season…and the lucky comedians replacing the likes of heavyweight longtime cast members Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are:
Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan
NBC made the list of new cast members official in a release Monday morning.
O’Brien is moving from writer to cast member, while Tim Robinson – who made his on screen debut last season – is getting bumped down to writer status.
Lorne Michaels announced that second-year cast member Cecily Strong will co-host Weekend Update alongside Seth Meyers this season, although Meyers is departing the show in February to focus on hosting duties for Late Night where he will be replacing Jimmy Fallon as Fallon moves to Jay Leno’s Tonight Show slot following the winter Olympics.
The new season of Saturday Night Live kicks off September 28, with Tina Fey as host and musical guest Arcade Fire.