Sadly, we still have a good month to wait until we really get back into a new “Saturday Night Live” season, which is a shame to us for one simple reason: It really is one of our favorite TV events, even in the midst of the near-constant cynicism about the show always being worse than whenever X person first started watching. At the end of the day, it’s always been hit-or-miss to us, but there is nothing like it on the air right now.
The show has a big challenge trying to replace the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen on this coming season, but we’re starting to get some more information about who will likely be among the new featured players when the show picks back up. According to Deadline, John Milhiser and Noël Wells are at the top of Lorne Michaels’ list as feasible replacements.
Both Wells and Milhiser have something in common, in that they are both part of the famed comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade (or UCB for short), who has spawned such former stars as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Hader, Armisen, and even current cast members Bobby Moynihan and Kate McKinnon. It’s clearly a spot for great talent, as that list shows.
Wells’ other credits right now are highlights mostly by some CollegeHumor sketches, and so she will, like so many before her, be a fresh face coming up on the show. Meanwhile, Milhiser is even more of an unknown outside of comedy circles, and does not even have a photo on IMBb to reference.
If these two are the only new additions to the show this season, we imagine that “SNL” will be giving more screen time to some under-utilized cast members like Taran Killam and Tim Robinson … or there could just be some more names to come.
If you want to check out some more news on “SNL” this summer, including some of our ideal hosts for the new year, just be sure to follow this link.