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Abby Elliott Not Returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The news comes months after the comedian booked a lead in a Fox pilot that ultimately was recast.

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Abby Elliott on "Saturday Night Live"

Abby Elliott's time at Saturday Night Live has come to an end.

After four seasons with NBC's long-running sketch comedy series, the comedian has opted not to return for its 38th season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Elliott, 25, had been with SNL since 2008 and follows cast members Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg out the door.

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The daughter of former SNL cast member Chris Elliott first indicated she wouldn't return to the series in February when she nabbed the lead in Fox's comedy pilot Ben and Kate, a role that was later recast with Dakota Johnson. (Fox ordered the comedy to series in May.)

On SNL, Elliott was best known for her celebrity impressions, which ranged from Khloe Kardashian, Angelia Jolie and Christina Aguilera to Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway and The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence.

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Samberg, who had been with the series since 2005, officially parted ways with SNL in June; Wiig announced last season that the 37th cycle of SNL would be her last.

Like so many other SNL cast members before her, Elliott has gone on to a film career with roles in No Strings Attached and High Road.

NBC is expected to add additional cast members for its upcoming 38th season. The network declined comment on Elliott's status. Her final episode aired last season.

Splitsider first reported the news.

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