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Dax
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September 12th, 2016, 5:37 pm #1

Premiere is 10/1. Host not yet named.

Vanessa Bayer -- 7th and final season
Beck Bennett -- 4th season
Aidy Bryant -- 5th season
Michael Che - 3rd season
Pete Davidson - 3rd season
Leslie Jones - 3rd season
Colin Jost -- 4th season
Kate McKinnon -- 6th season
Kyle Mooney -- 4th season
Bobby Moynihan -- 9th and final season
Cecily Strong -- 5th season
Kenan Thompson -- 14th season (ties longest-run with Darrell Hammond)
Sasheer Zamata -- 4th and final season
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Mikey Day - New (but was a writer for Seasons 39-41, joined in 2013)
Alex Moffat - New
Melissa Villaseñor - New

Out - Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnitsky.
Promoted up - Che, Davidson, Jones.
New - Day, Moffat, Villaseñor.

13 main, 3 featured players. 7 men, 6 women in main; 2 men, 1 woman featured; 9 men and 7 women in cast (but two of the men are pretty much 'Update only').
Hammond, in his third season as announcer, will continue to portray (Bill) Clinton.
Alec Baldwin starting the season as Trump.

Head writers this year are Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. They've been with the show since 2011.

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From the Variety article on the newcomers >>

Mikey Day joined “SNL” as a writer in Season 39, with Season 42 marking his first year as a featured player. He served as a co-head writer and cast member on NBC’s sketch show “Maya & Marty” this summer, with previous credits including writing and performing for “Robot Chicken,” “Mad” and “Kath and Kim.”

Alex Moffat was a regular performer at iO Chicago and The Annoyance Theatre before joining “SNL.”

Melissa Villaseñor is an impressionist and stand-up comedian who has lent her voice to “Adventure Time,” “Family Guy” and “TripTank,” in addition to working on Más Mejor, a premium comedy studio from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video banner that showcases Latino talent.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... -42-927040

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Funny - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/t ... ody-926621
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September 19th, 2016, 5:17 pm #2

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Margot Robbie and The Weeknd are the first show..

EDIT - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Twenty One Pilots are on 10/8.

Hm. A 9/28 promo video with Alec Baldwin getting suited up as Trump was on SNL's twitter today. Should be fun, but I'm sure they're going to need him in all of the first four or five shows... hope this doesn't mean Darrell won't still be doing him... Suppose it might just mean they need Darrell to be Bill...

Update - Tina's idea... http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2 ... /91294676/
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October 1st, 2016, 12:45 am #3

Hillary on SNL - 7 appearances by Jan Hooks, 18 by Amy Poehler, 4 by Vanessa Bayer, 1 each by Janeane Garofalo, Drew Barrymore, Rachel Dratch, and Miley Cyrus.

15 so far by recent Emmy winner Kate McKinnon.

Trump on SNL - 5 appearances by Phil Hartman, 1 by Jason Sudeikis, 3 by Taran Killam, and 27 by Darrell Hammond.

Current record holder for hosting the most shows (16, besting Steve Martin by one) Alec Baldwin makes his Trump debut on tomorrow night's show.
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October 1st, 2016, 11:25 am #4

Very excited for tonight's 'debate' on SNL. Should be fun.

Not sure what the show is going to do if Trump wins election. They will have to hire a full-time Trump impersonator. :P
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October 1st, 2016, 2:14 pm #5

Obviously the least of our worries should the Worst Thing That Could Happen happens, but... I expect we'd get Darrell doing Trump again more often than Alec, sure. No need for a new hire if an old pro is already in the building.

We're going into the season without an Obama, but think we may see Fred back for him a time or two. Armisen did it 36 times between 2/23/08 and 5/12/12. Jay Pharoah did it 26 times between 9/15/12 and 5/21/16.

http://parade.com/511410/lhochwald/poli ... years-fun/
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October 2nd, 2016, 12:00 pm #6

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/10/snl-lo ... 201732539/

I had no idea these guys were axed.
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October 2nd, 2016, 3:33 pm #7

I'd posted it, but still in the S41 thread since it was in-between news... And see Taram's 'Hard Knocks' video, it's funny...

I like both of them, but don't think it's any kind of tragedy that they did six years instead of seven. The average SNL cast tenure used to be five or fewer years, but it's crept up to 5-7 recently...

Alec was good.

Margot Robbie is really hot.

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October 4th, 2016, 3:12 am #8

I haven't watched regularly for some time but made a point to watch the season opener on demand. The debate was great. Baldwin as Trump was pure genius. Margot Robbie was really good. Great opening for the season.
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October 10th, 2016, 1:04 am #9

#2 - very strong show. Loved Crucible Cast Party and Wells Fargo/Music Man... Lin-Manuel's monologue song was great. The 'Kellyanne's Day' short had a lot of big laughs.

Emily Blunt next week.

Tom Hanks, the week after, hosting for the 9th time, but the first since 5/6/06..
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October 10th, 2016, 3:51 pm #10

Am really enjoying SNL so far this season.
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