Seth Meyers, who will make his exit from “Saturday Night Live” very soon to take over for Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night,” will gain a co-anchor at the “Weekend Update” desk in the form of cast mate, Cecily Strong, according to a Sept. 15, 2013 Entertainment Weekly report.
Cecily, who only joined “SNL” last season has become a popular part of the show and makes frequent appearances as various characters on the news segment.
The New York Times reports that “SNL” producer, Lorne Michaels believes, “Cecily, from the first show, was right there… She exploded.”
It is unclear whether Cecily is being groomed to be the sole anchor of “Weekend Update” once Seth departs, or if another cast member will join her behind the desk.
According to EW, several new cast members are also joining “SNL,” including Brooks Whelan, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, and female comedian Noel Wells.
Tim Robinson, who along with Cecily, joined the cast last season, will trade places with staff writer Mike O’Brien, who will become a cast member in the upcoming season.
Sept. 28 is the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire on NBC at 11:30 p.m.
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