Kenan Thompson Focuses On 40th Season Of SNL

Posted: Sep 26 2014, 7:26am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

Kenan Thompson focuses on 40th Season of SNL
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Kenan Thompson somewhat squashes rumors that he would leave SNL after this season.

Saturday Night Live is starting its 40th season tomorrow. Kenan Thompson is with 11 years, the current most senior SNL cast member. A TMZ report earlier this week claimed that he would leave SNL after this season. SNL has since responded and said the report is inaccurate and cast decision for the 41st season of SNL are not being made until the 40th season is over.

TMZ though says it is not SNL's decision if Kenan Thompson stays or leaves. According to the report, Kenan plans to move to LA and is in talks for a new show. Kenan Thompson avoided to answer the question if he stays or leaves in a recent interview on Today. He said: "You don't have to worry about stuff like that," he said. "We need to worry about the premiere Saturday. It's the 40th anniversary! That's what we need to focus on." Watch the interview below.

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Kenan Thompson is a favorite with the SNL writers. They lean on him writing their sketches. Read more about that on Slate.

Saturday Night Live will return with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande for its 40th season this Saturday. Watch the preview below.

SNL also put together a Happy 40th Anniversary video compiling funny moments from the past 40 seasons of SNL.

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