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'SNL' loses 3 familiar faces ahead of new season

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"Saturday Night Live" is losing three familiar faces ahead of Season 42, according to CNN. 

Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky will not be returning to the show, NBC confirmed. 


Killam and Pharoah have been on the sketch series for six seasons. 

Killam is best known for his portrayals of characters like Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey and Pharoah was best known for playing President Barack Obama and Will Smith. 

In an interview with Uproxx, Killam seemed surprised his contract wasn't renewed for the upcoming season. 

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"I had sort of had it in my head I would make this upcoming year my last year, but then heard they weren't going to pick up my contract," Killam said in an interview with Uproxx. "I was never given a reason why, really. I can assume until the cows come home."


The fact that Rudnitsky's contract was not renewed wasn't as surprising, seeing as he's only been with the cast for a year. 

Season 42 of Saturday Night Live will return to NBC this fall. 

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