Saturday Night Live will be without six actors when the new season debuts this fall, according to reports.
Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch left to focus on their new show “30 Rock,” a sitcom based on SNL.
Four other cast members have reportedly been fired, but their identities are not yet known.
“The history of ‘SNL’ has been that people step up. It’s just been that way, at least so far. I think there are people there now who are going to be brilliant,” producer Lorne Michaels told the New York Post.
Along with “30 Rock,” Aaron Sorkin’s new show “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” will also use SNL as its foundation.
With Fey gone, “Weekend Update” will now be taken care of by new member Jason Sudeikis.
SNL producers also hope to have veteran Darrell Hammond back on the show. Hammond is known for his impressions of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.