'Saturday Night Live' Loses Three More Castmembers

2:29 PM PST 07/15/2014 by Seth Abramovitch
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Nasim Pedrad, John Milhiser and Noel Wells

Noel Wells and John Milhiser learn their contracts are not renewed one day after Brooks Wheelan does, while Nasim Pedrad departs after five seasons to appear on a Fox sitcom.

Three more Saturday Night Live castmembers will not be back next season. 

Featured players Noel Wells and John Milhiser's contracts with the NBC sketch comedy show have not been renewed, a source close to the series confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.  

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News of the pair's departure comes one day after Brooks Wheelan, another freshman featured player, announced that he would not be returning for Season 40 with a tweet that read, "FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT."

Also confirmed as not returning is Nasim Pedrad, who joined the show in 2009. Pedrad will next appear in Fox sitcom Mulaney.

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Still in the mix are Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney, whose digital shorts never quite filled the void left by Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies, writer-turned-performer Mike O'Brien, Sasheer Zamata and new Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost, who also serves as the show's head writer since Seth Meyers' departure.

 

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