Pete Davidson’s stint on Saturday Night Live may be coming to an end. According to Variety, Davidson is “likely to quit Saturday Night Live following the airing of this weekend’s season finale,” according to a person close to the matter.
A number of long-running SNL cast members, including Davidson, Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon, have recently been the subject of intense conjecture. After joining the NBC series in 2014 at the age of 20, Pete Davidson helped launch him to superstardom. NBC declined to comment on Davidson’s position on Saturday Night Live.jSource
His departure is expected to bring renewed interest to the long-running show, which traditionally utilizes its summer sabbatical to rebalance its roster of participants and contributors. “SNL” has taken on new significance for NBC as more TV viewers switch to streaming platforms to watch their favorite scripted dramas and comedies on demand.
“SNL” was originally relegated to broadcasting after the late local news in a time period network officials didn’t believe important, but it now broadcasts live across the United States all at once, which means it airs in primetime in certain areas of the country. In the 2020-2021 season, “Saturday Night Live” was the most-watched entertainment show on TV among viewers aged 18 to 49, the demographic most desired by advertisers.
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