TV critic Michael Ausiello has a weekly Q&A over at TV Line, and when asked if any other SNL cast members will be leaving after Seth Meyers, he dropped a super vague bombshell about another potential departure:
Nasim Pedrad’s Fox comedy Mulaney starts production soon, but I’m told she is not leaving SNL. (I imagine we will be seeing slightly less of her though.) I’m more worried about another relatively new Not Ready for Primetime Player, one who is currently circling a high-profile pilot that, if picked up to series, would likely be forced to leave SNL. And I really don’t want that to happen.
“Relatively new” means it’s probably not one of the seven (soon to be eight) new featured players, and it’s safe to assume that it won’t be either of the new “Weekend Update” anchors. There are still several obstacles in the way of whoever this cast member is leaving, like 1) them signing on for the pilot and 2) the pilot getting picked up, and 3) the pilot not doing any recasting/retooling. But if you want to try to guess which “high-profile pilot” this is, here’s our rundown of all the 2014 network sitcom pilots.