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10 Things You Need To Know About The New Season Of SNL

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S almost SATURDAY NIGHT.

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1. This Year Saturday Night Live Celebrates Its 40th Season

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"SO FREAKING EXCITED!"

2. Cecily Strong has been replaced with Michael Che on Weekend Update

Former writer of “The Dailey Show”, Michael Che, will replace Cecily Strong at the Weekend Update desk for the upcoming season of SNL. Michael Che will host Weekend Update with Colin Jost. Though Strong has been replaced for Weekend Update, she will still be a cast member for the 40th season.

Former writer of “The Dailey Show”, Michael Che, will replace Cecily Strong at the Weekend Update desk for the upcoming season of SNL. Michael Che will host Weekend Update with Colin Jost.

Though Strong has been replaced for Weekend Update, she will still be a cast member for the 40th season.

3. SNL Fires 3 Featured Players

Noël Wells, John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan will not return to SNL this season.

Noël Wells, John Milhiser, Brooks Wheelan will not return to SNL this season.

4. Nasim Pedrad Is Leaving

Nasim Pedrad will be leaving the cast of SNL to work on the show Mulaney. BIG LOSS. Goodbye Nasim. You will be missed.

5. The Voice Of SNL Recently Passed Away

On August 18, 2014 Don Pardo, the voice of SNL, passed away. Don was 96, and held the position for 39 seasons. There is no word on how SNL will handle introducing the show this season.

On August 18, 2014 Don Pardo, the voice of SNL, passed away. Don was 96, and held the position for 39 seasons. There is no word on how SNL will handle introducing the show this season.

6. There Will Be 3-Hour Special

On February 15, 2014, SNL will have an “NBC Special" celebrating its 40 Season. Set your DVRs now.

THIS SHALL BE EPIC

7. Episode: 1 Season: 40

Episode 1 of Season 40 will be hosted by Chris Pratt, with musical guest Ariana Grande.

8. Episode: 2 Season: 40

Episode 2 of Season 40 will be hosted by Sarah Silverman, with musical guest Maroon 5.

9. SNL Hires New Featured Player: Pete Davidson

Lorne Michaels brings on one new featured player for the 40th season, Pete Davidson. The 20 year old standup comedian has been featured on shows such as Wild and Out, Guy Code, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Lorne Michaels brings on one new featured player for the 40th season, Pete Davidson. The 20 year old standup comedian has been featured on shows such as Wild and Out, Guy Code, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

10. The First Episode Of The New Season Will Be On: Saturday September 27, 2014

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT.

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