Six new faces are joining the Saturday Night Live cast as featured players, NBC announced Monday.
Stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan joins previously reported new hires Beck Bennett, Michael Patrick O'Brien, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney and Noël Wells.
The show lost longtime cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisenafter last season. Seth Meyers, who will be joined at the "Weekend Update" desk byCecily Strong, will also depart in early 2014 to take over hosting duties at Late Night.
Saturday Night Live returns on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11:30/10:30c with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire.
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