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5) Tim Robinson is off the cast, but in the writer’s room. (Positive/Negative)
Robinson is a great example of the already-overstuffed nature of the show’s cast. While by all accounts one of the funniest cast members (according to those that work on the show), Robinson struggled to get any screen time last year. The departure of several key male members of the cast opened up potential opportunities for Robinson to shine in his sophomore year. Instead, he’ll be offscreen entirely and focusing his energies solely on writing. Still, since new blood in the writers’ room (including new head writers Colin Jost and Rob Klein) is perhaps more vital than new blood onscreen, this move might have the biggest impact on this season’s overall quality.
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