Jason Sudeikis is staying put at “Saturday Night Live” — at least until election season is over.
In an interview with the New York Times‘ Media Decoder blog, “SNL” head honcho Lorne Michaels cleared up any speculation that Sudeikis would be exiting after seven seasons on the show. “Jason is in,” Michaels confirmed.
The news comes amidst a rocky period for “SNL,” which saw the departures of two of its biggest stars, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, at the end of last season.
With Sudeikis on course to return, “SNL” will also have its Mitt Romney — an impression Sudeikis has long performed — as it ramps up to the November Presidential election.
“Right now the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January,” Michaels said. But come January, Michaels won’t rule out the potential for Sudeikis to stick around until the end of the show’s 38th season. “He’s a fiercely loyal guy,” Michaels said. “Both to the show and to me.”
Season 38 of “SNL” premieres on Saturday, Sept. 15 hosted by Seth MacFarlane with musical guest Frank Ocean.
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