||TELEVISION Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others to exit 'SNL'
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In a major shake-up on the long-running hit Saturday Night Live (or SNL), several of the main stars are leavingincluding out cast member Kate McKinnon, Deadline reported.
McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson (who's been in the tabloids lately, being the current boyfriend of Kim Kardashian) are expected to leave the show at the end of this season.
It comes after creator Lorne Michaels admitted that he was expecting this year to be a "year of change" for the show.
In addition to McKinnon, Davidson, Bryant and Mooney, those who have been on the show for eight seasons or more including Michael Che, Colin Jost, Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompsonthe longest-tenured cast member in the show's history.
McKinnon has been on the show since 2012 and was promoted to repertory player in season 39 in 2013, becoming one of the show's breakout stars.
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