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Is ‘SNL’ Losing Abby Elliott Too?

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It seems ‘Saturday Night Live‘ just won’t stay out of the news these days, as some of its biggest successes announce their inevitable departure from the series.  Some ‘SNL’ vets stay far longer than we’d ever expect them to (we’re looking at you, Darrell Hammond), but others depart the peacock far earlier than we’d like.  So while more and more stars continue to drop out of the 38th season of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ who’s the latest casualty?

Already ‘Saturday Night Live’ season 38 seems a little dimmer now that Splitsider reports Abby Elliott is the latest cast member to hang it up.  Daughter to former ‘SNL’ star Chris Elliott, the comedienne behind “Bein’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel” has elected not to continue with the long-running NBC sketch comedy series’ 38th season.

Elliott has been a featured player on the show since 2008, and was upgraded to full cast member in the fall of 2010.  The second-generation cast member joins a wave of departures from the current cast, including Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, while Jason Sudeikis is reportedly eying an eventual exit as well.

Of course, fans of the ‘SNL star shouldn’t count themselves too surprised by Elliott’s exit, as she’d previously been cast as the female lead of FOX’s upcoming sitcom ‘Ben and Kate,’ before being recast with Dakota Johnson.  Clearly the way out was on her mind.

What say you?  Will you miss Elliott when ‘SNL’ kicks off its 38th season this fall?  Will ‘Saturday Night Live’ ever be the same without Elliott, Samberg or Wiig?  Cry your quirky tears in the comments section below!

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