At the end of the last season of Saturday Night Live, a fanfare sendoff was given for Kristen Wiig, who was leaving the show to pursue other projects, and people were left wondering why Jason Sudeikis, who was also rumored to be leaving the show, wasn't given the same treatment. Now, we know why—hes not leaving the show after all.
Sudeikis was silent on the issue all summer long, with people wondering was he or wasn't he, and now NBC has broken the silence, confirming that Sudeikis, who is most notable for his performances as Joe Biden and Mitt Romney, will be returning.
It's an interesting twist, as in July, Sudeikis gave an interview to Men's Journal that hinted that he was leaving, saying, "It's an amazing job and a horrible job. You really do serve the show. It's just like playing in a community college. Everybody knows they're not going to be there forever. Even the coach wants to go to a D-I school."
Lorne Michaels, however, told the New York Times that although Jason is coming back, it's not certain for how long, or if he'll even last out the whole season.
"Right now the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January, [but] he's a fiercely loyal guy, both to the show and to me."
Along with Sudeikis, Bill Hader will return, which guarantees that the election coverage won't disappoint.
Categories: On TV
Posted by Jena
9/12/2012 11:24 AM