Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam both already have Showtime pilots
Earlier this week, news broke that Saturday Night Live didn't renew contracts with three cast members — Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnitsky, and Taran Killam — but two have already landed on their feet with Showtime pilots. Yesterday, at Showtime's TCA panel, it was announced that both Pharoah and Killam have deals in place.
Taran Killam will star in Mating, a half-hour comedy from Jason Katims. It's described as being "about a guy who married young, is newly divorced, and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up." Killam will play the lead. (This is likely the other project Killam mentioned in his interview with Uproxx's Mike Ryan.)
As for Jay Pharoah, he'll head up White Famous, a comedy executive produced by Jamie Foxx (who will also have a recurring role) and written by Californiciation 's Tom Kapinos. White Famous is "about what it takes for an African-American comedy star to become “white famous” and all the hidden costs and compromises that come from being pushed to cross over to a mainstream audience."