Saturday Night Live opened its new-look 38th season in good hands. First-time host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote, directed and starred in the hilarious summer comedy, Ted, and is also the creator of the popular animated television shows Family Guy and American Dad, hosted the NBC sketch-comedy show's premiere and did not disappoint.
Now that a good deal of the former Saturday Night Live talent has moved on to make room for newcomers Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong, it's also likely that some existing cast members like Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharoah, many of whom have previously merely subsisted in the shadows of SNL greats like Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who bid adieu to the late night sketch comedy program last season, will get a clearer chance to shine in the upcoming 38th season.
The cast of Lorne Michael's (pictured) Saturday Night Live has undergone a major overhaul this summer. When season 38 of SNL returns, it will be the first time since 2005 that neither Andy Samberg nor Kristen Wiig will be among the players, and relative newcomer Abby Elliott will also not be returning.
Mick Jagger, 68, hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend with musical guests Arcade Fire and Foo Fighters, and Jagger portrayed fellow rock musician Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in a skit called "So You Think You Can Dance at an Outdoor Music Festival," clearly making fun of American Idol and all its musical-reality-show-competition progeny.
Elisabeth Moss will soon have a little more in common with single girl Peggy Olson. The Mad Men actress filed for divorce Monday from SNL's Fred Armisen after 11 months of marriage. Moss and Armisen married in October 2009, a year after meeting on the set of SNL for Jon Hamm's hosting gig.