Cecily Strong to Be New Host of SNL's ‘Weekend Update'

Second season player to anchor alongside Meyers starting Sept. 28
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Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers at Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update anchor desk starting with its
season premiere Sept. 28, executive producer Lorne Michaels told The New York Times.

Strong would co-host with Meyers until he leaves the show in
February to host NBC's Late Night,
though Michaels said he sees an opportunity for Meyers to continue on Weekend
Update past that since Late Night
doesn't tape on Fridays. This is the second season at SNL for Strong, who was a regular presence on Update last season
with her character "Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a
Party."

NBC also confirmed the addition of six new featured players
to SNL on Monday - Beck Bennett, John
Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noel Wells and Brooks Wheelan. They join
the cast following the departures of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Jason
Sudeikis last season.

SNL's 39th
season premiere will feature alum Tina Fey as host and musical guest Arcade
Fire.

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