Kristen Wiig is leaving SNL, and the rumor is that Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis could be next to go.
Saturday Night Live viewers have fallen in love with Kristen Wiig and her crazy on-screen antics over the past few seasons, and her send-off Saturday night as Mick Jagger sang was a reminder of all the fun times we've had with the beautiful comedienne.
But the big question on everyone's minds surrounded who may be next to leave the beloved NBC variety show. As we were still waving goodbye to Kristen Wiig, rumors continued to fly that Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are the next two cast members planning to move on to new pursuits.
The scoop that the two funnymen may be leaving is not brand-new, as they've had one foot out the door along with Kristen Wiig all season long. But the rumors are beginning to hit a fever pitch as viewers have now actually seen the shoe drop on Wiig's SNL career, creating a foreboding mood around NBC's Studio 8H, where the show is filmed.
Kristen Wiig is one of the latest SNL stars to leave the show after blazing a successful movie career, which culminated this past year with a breakout performance in the hit comedy Bridesmaids.
And she is not the only current cast member to make it in the movies, as Andy Samberg has become a common face to see on the silver screen, with roles in Hot Rod, I Love You, Man, and Space Chimps. As such, Samberg, who became famous as the mind behind the SNL Digital Shorts and Lonely Planet sketches, may see a departure from SNL as a deft career move.
Jason Sudeikis was mostly known for his work on SNL until last year, when he broke into the movie industry, scoring big roles in films including Horrible Bosses and Hall Pass. So he is also being rumored to be looking to greener pastures, beyond SNL and in Tinseltown.
But even Wiig's departure has not been 100 percent confirmed. All signs point to her leaving, however, as her last sketch on Saturday featured her as a graduating high-schooler, and she danced with all the SNL cast members as Mick Jagger played touching renditions of the classic songs Ruby Tuesday and She's a Rainbow.
And Andy Samberg has not said he is definitely leaving, but it seems that the sequel to the classic Lazy Sunday video he launched his SNL career with may have been another fitting send-off for one of the show's most-loved stars. That's how it began, and that's how I'm going to finish it, Samberg rapped in the video.
Sudeikis appeared emotional during Jagger's performance, but he has also not confirmed that he is leaving.
I guess we'll just have to wait until next season to see who comes back to SNL for one last hurrah.