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'Saturday Night Live' Adds 3 New Cast Members for Season 45!

'Saturday Night Live' Adds 3 New Cast Members for Season 45!

UPDATE: Shane Gillis Fired From ‘SNL’ After Racial Slurs Resurface

Saturday Night Live‘s cast is expanding!

The long-running sketch comedy show announced on Thursday (September 12) the addition of three new cast members: Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang.

Bowen first joined SNL as a staff writer on Season 44. His addition will mark the first-ever full-time Asian cast member!

Chloe is a regular performer at the Groundlings, and was named New Face at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Shane was recognized as a New Face at the 2019 Just For Laughs festival.

As previously reported, Leslie Jones is exiting the cast after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon will be returning to the cast.

READ MORE: ‘SNL’ Announces Five Weeks of Hosts for New Season!

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