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2) Departing cast members present new opportunities. (Positive)
Tales of the show’s demise have been percolating since the end of the show’s first season. And while there have been natural ebbs and flows in the show’s overall quality, “SNL” as a brand is as strong as ever. The loss of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen will be felt immediately, and Meyers’ presence will be diluted in the short term before potentially disappearing altogether. But turnover is part of the show’s DNA, and there’s no reason to think the sheer number of new cast members inherently means the show is heading towards disaster.