“SNL” Cast Crisis As Key Members Take OffBy: Amanda Crum - May 20, 2013
“Saturday Night Live” may be facing a serious blow soon when Bill Hader and Seth Meyers leave, and that can’t be good for a show that has already seen a slip in viewership due to a severe lack of funny (although this past weekend garnered exceptionally high ratings when Ben Affleck hosted and Kanye West was the musical guest).
Hader and Meyers are two of the biggest catalysts in the show’s success, and to see them go will mean the producers will have to lean heavily on the talents of newcomers, especially with rumors floating that Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis will be leaving soon as well.
But some think that a large cast rotation is a good thing, judging by past events. It might make room for a fresh crop of hungry talent, and that could be just what the show needs.
This past weekend’s show was the last for Hader, who says it was bittersweet.
“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader said. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”