Saturday Night Live has responded to a report that Kenan Thompson is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after the upcoming season. A spokesperson for the show says that a report from TMZ is inaccurate.
According to TMZ, the most tenured African-American cast member in the show’s history was planning to leave after last season, but decided to stay on at the request of executive producer Lorne Michaels, citing the show’s massive turnover this season.
Nope, says SNL. “The season hasn’t even started and cast decisions aren’t made until the end of the season.”