According to TMZ, Saturday Night Live fan favorite Kenan Thompson is set to leave NBC’s hit series after this forthcoming season.
Thompson was reportedly going to leave after last season, but was persuaded to stay by SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels. Thompson has no hard feelings and is leaving on great terms.
According to TMZ‘s sources, Thompson is set to move to L.A. with his wife and newborn son after the SNL season is over. He’s reportedly in talks to star in a new show, not much else is known.
UPDATE: An SNL spokesperson released the following statement, following TMZ’s report of Thompson leaving “SNL”:
“claims are inaccurate as the season hasn’t even started and cast decisions aren’t made until the end of the season.”