'SNL' taps Abby Elliott, Michaela Watkins

The two are set become featured players on the show

After a months-long casting process, Abby Elliott and Michaela Watkins have been tapped as featured players on NBC's late-night sketch comedy "Saturday Night Live."

Debuting on this week's edition, the two are expected to at least partly fill the void left by the recent departure of Amy Poehler.

Elliott is a second generation "SNL" player. Her dad, actor Chris Elliott, was on the show during the 1994-95 season.

Upright Citizens Brigate/Groundlings performer Abby Elliott is repped by Innovative and manager Tom Demko.

Watkins, also of The Groundlings, recurs on CBS" "The New Adventures of Old Christine" this season. She is repped by APA and Flutie Entertainment.