Jason Sudeikis will be still be part of the "Saturday Night Live" cast when the sketch comedy series begins its 38th season this weekend.

"SNL" had already said goodbye to Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg after last season, and the return of Sudeikis — a crucial player for election year satire, since he plays Mitt Romney — was up in the air. But on Tuesday night, "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels told the New York Times that "Jason is in" and would be with the cast at least through January, which would take the show up to a Romney inauguration if that's how the election goes.

“He’s a fiercely loyal guy, both to the show and to me,” Michaels told the Times.