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Jason Sudeikis makes Olivia Wilde go boom on 'Hollywood Game Night' -- VIDEO

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The town of Hollywood isn’t anything particularly special and a game night is really cute if you live in 1957, but when you combine the two, you get our favorite TV show to yell at from the couch. And oh, is there yelling.

Hollywood Game Night returns after a casual Olympics hiatus, and although you won’t find Tara Lipinski or Johnny Weir anywhere, a new crew of six bona fide non-figure-skating celebrities will take their places on the couch. Sean Hayes, Christina Applegate, Allison Janney, Don Cheadle, Jason Sudeikis, and Olivia Wilde are on board for Thursday’s episode, begging the question: Is this the most famous panel yet?

Let’s talk about Sudeikis and Wilde for a quick second, who constitute that rare breed of real-life celeb couple who also look like they’re just a big fun pile of impeccably dressed bananas. In our sneak peek at this Thursday’s episode (airing at 9 p.m. on NBC), boyfriend and girlfriend face off in a rousing game of Clue-Boom, wherein fast food clues are given and things explode (all typical for a Thursday night). READ FULL STORY

'SNL': Veteran Kenan Thompson on the show's big cast exodus -- and its future

The times are a’changin’ at Saturday Night Live. Jason Sudeikis recently confirmed his exit from the show — joining fellow vets Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, both of whom said their goodbyes during May’s season finale. And that’s not the last of it: When Seth Meyers jumps ship in 2014 to prepare to take over NBC‘s Late Night, SNL will lose not only a longtime cast member (and Weekend Update anchor), but also its head writer since 2006.

It’s a lot for one show to handle all at once — especially coming just a year after cast MVP Kristen Wiig and Digital Short mastermind Andy Samberg (along with the rest of his Lonely Island crew) stepped away from SNL as well.

After the dust settles and Meyers finally says his last goodbye, SNL‘s cast will only boast one person who’s been around since before the Bush administration’s final days: Kenan Thompson, a former child star who joined the show in 2003. Add on the five years he spent performing on Nickelodeon’s All That, and Thompson has been doing televised sketch comedy even longer than Darrell Hammond — who stuck around Studio 8H for 14 seasons, making him the longest-tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live history.

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Jason Sudeikis confirms he's leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

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The Devil, Joe Biden, and the last remaining A-Hole are officially exiting SNL.

In a Late Show interview that will air on CBS tonight, Jason Sudeikis confirmed what most fans of the show had already assumed: that after 10 years, his time on NBC’s sketch show is finally coming to an end.

“A person can go as long as they want — I mean, Lorne’s been kicking butt at it for 33 out of the 38 years,” Sudeikis told David Letterman. “But me, yeah, no — I’m definitely done.”

“Really? You’re leaving?” Letterman asked.

“Yeah, I’m gonna leave. Yeah, I’m not coming back next fall,” replied Sudeikis.
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Jay Pharoah tweets that Jason Sudeikis is leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live might need to find a new Devil for next season.

After Saturday Night Live‘s finale publicly bid farewell to both Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, some fans thought that meant Jason Sudeikis would in fact be returning. But according to a since-deleted tweet from cast member Jay Pharoah, that might not be the case. “Hader, Armisen & Sudekis the talent of those three and just them as people in general will be missed but we will be strong and carry on..” Pharoah wrote yesterday (captured by Splitsider) before deleting the message.

A rep for Saturday Night Live and Sudeikis did not immediately return EW’s request for comment.

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Report: Fred Armisen to leave 'Saturday Night Live'; Jason Sudeikis 'probably' out as well

Looks like the 2013-2014 television season will be a rebuilding year for SNL.

An unnamed source at NBC has confirmed to the New York Post that longtime castmember Fred Armisen has decided to exit the sketch show after 11 seasons. That same source tells the Post that SNL veteran Jason Sudeikis will “probably” leave the show as well this year. NBC had no comment, and reps for Armisen and Sudeikis didn’t immediately respond to EW’s inquiries.

It would hardly be a shock if these exit rumors turn out to be true. While Armisen was once a dominant presence on Saturday Night Live, his appearances on the show have grown less frequent since he began devoting himself to his own sketch series, IFC’s Portlandia, in 2010. And Sudeikis has been pondering leaving the show for nearly a year. READ FULL STORY

This week's 'SNL' brought to you by Anne Hathaway's hair -- VIDEO

Anne Hathaway is a divisive figure. Some praise her whole-hearted commitment to every role; others sneer that she always seems like she’s trying too hard. But either way, everyone should agree on one thing: She’s really pulling off that Audrey Hepburn crop.

Perhaps that’s why Hathaway’s hair gets third billing — right after Jason Sudeikis — in the promos for her upcoming Saturday Night Live stint. As a third-time host, Hathaway should be goofy, charming, and a little bit nerdy, if this video is any indication — and we can also expect her pixie cut to get plenty of attention. Get a first look at the Les Mis star’s SNL return engagement here:

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'Saturday Night Live': Lorne Michaels talks Kristen Wiig's departure, the new cast members, and Jason Sudeikis' future -- EXCLUSIVE

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This season, Saturday Night Live has had to adjust to the departures of two of its biggest names in recent years, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg. To fill the void, the show has four new featured players: Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Tim Robinson. The newcomers have all shown promise, particularly McKinnon, who debuted at the end of last season and who’s gotten buzz for her impersonations of Ann Romney and Penelope Cruz. EW talked with SNL maestro Lorne Michaels about the newbies and losing Wiig and Samberg.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: After finding out that Kristen and Andy weren’t  coming back, was there a moment of panic?
LORNE MICHAELS:
I think there’s a tremendous feeling of loss like, What will you do and it will never be the same. Then, the sun comes up. I was in Chicago for like four days just looking for people. Kate we brought in the spring and that worked well. The one thing you can’t do is try to replace Kristen Wiig with Kristen Wiig. You know Chevy Chase was followed by Bill Murray. And that worked well because it’s hard enough to make your mark without being compared to the person that you are “replacing.” READ FULL STORY

Jason Sudeikis returns to 'Saturday Night Live'

Mitt Romney and Joe Biden might be chagrined to hear it, but Saturday Night Live fans will be thrilled to hear that Jason Sudeikis will be back when the show returns this Saturday. NBC has officially confirmed what Entertainment Weekly reported in its Fall Television Preview issue, that the 36-year-old funnyman — who lampoons both politicians — has decided to return to the cast after a summer of silence on the matter.

When Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg announced their departures last spring, attention shifted to Sudeikis, whose contract was also up. In July, he hinted that he was leaning towards leaving, telling Men’s Journal, “It’s an amazing job and a horrible job,” he says. “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.”

With his return to SNL, Sudeikis will pair with Bill Hader as the two pillars of the show, guaranteeing that election season — which includes two SNL primetime specials — will include his presidential parodies.

UPDATE: Though Sudeikis is back, it remains to be seen exactly how long he will hang around. “Right now the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January,” Lorne Michaels told the New York Times. “[But] he’s a fiercely loyal guy, both to the show and to me.”

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