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Lorne Michaels Reveals When He Might Leave 'SNL'

Lorne Michaels Reveals When He Might Leave 'SNL'

Longtime Saturday Night Live co-creator and exec Lorne Michaels revealed when he might retire and leave the comedy variety show behind.

The 77-year-old co-created the show back in 1975, and apart from a few years in the 1980s where he took a hiatus, he’s been around and making major casting and artistic decisions on the show.

Now, he revealed when he might depart.

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“You know, I think I’m committed to doing this show until its 50th anniversary, which is in three years,” he told THR. The 50th anniversary would be in 2024. “I’d like to see that through and I have a feeling that’d be a really good time to leave. But … I won’t want the show ever to be bad. I care too deeply about it. It’s been my life’s work. So I’m gonna do everything I can to see it carry on.”

He was then asked if SNL could go on without him, he said, “Of course. I have a sense of where we’re headed with that, you know.” He would not say who could take over for him.

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