Leading into SNL's Season 48, we have rocky news about the cast. This last week of August is when SNL has traditionally announced its first shows of the new season (although that was delayed in 2020 and 2021). After the end of last season, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney announced they were leaving the cast. Over this summer, veteran SNL producer Linday Shookus left the show after 20 years. Cecily Strong will miss the first couple months of this new season. She is doing a play in Los Angeles, Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin’s “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe." Today, the press is reporting that Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari will not be returning for Season 48. This means means one-third of last season's cast is not returning, a big shake up. No new cast members have been announced for this upcoming season. Also, Peacock (and not Hulu) will be SNL's exclusive next-day streaming home. NBCUniversal terminated its next-day streaming deal with Hulu this summer, moving its TV shows to its own streaming service. Much online chatter about when Lorne Michaels will hang up his hat, and the fate of SNL ... Also, let's get the inevitable out of the way ... The show hasn't been funny since Chevy Chase / John Belushi / Eddie Murphy / Dana Carvey / Phil Hartman / Chris Farley / Norm Macdonald / Will Ferrell / Tina Fey / Kristen Wiig / Kate McKinnon left, and I can't believe anyone still watches it. This show used to be funny back in [list years when I was teens or twenties], but the sketches today are not funny and the musical guests are terrible acts I never heard of.