In addition to a few first-time hosts, Saturday Night Live recently debuted its 48th season with a number of new cast members.
The show's most recent season debuted on October 1 following the most recent cast reorganisation, which saw the departure of Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseor, Chris Redd, and Aristotle Athari.
Along with Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, James Austin, Punkie Johnson, Bowen Yang, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, and Cecily Strong, Emmys host Kenan Thompson is among the returning cast members.
With such a high rate of turnover, it can be unclear whether Davidson has left the company permanently.
The 28-year-old comic announced his "emotional" departure from Saturday Night Live in May, at the end of season 47, saying he "owes" the cast "my life."
It is now anticipated that he will continue to be gone because he has not made any references to making a comeback after his official departure.
One of the youngest performers to appear on SNL in its five-decade history was Davidson, who debuted in 2014 at the age of 20.
Later, in October 2021, Kim Kardashian made a cameo appearance as the presenter of Saturday Night Live. They continued to date for the following nine months before declaring their romance over in August.
Megan Thee Stallion will serve as both the host and musical guest when Saturday Night Live (SNL) premieres on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. PT.
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