The Davidsons, McKinnons, Bryants, and Mooneys will leave "SNL"

Studio 8H is losing Baby Yoda, Barbara DeDrew, Li'l Baby Aidy, and Chad.

In the wake of tomorrow's end of the 47th season of "Saturday Night Live," Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney will all depart. 

Summer is a time for the long-running program to re-establish its cast of players and contributors, so its departure is likely to give it a new boost.

As more TV viewers migrate to streaming services to watch their favorite scripted dramas and comedies on demand, the importance of "SNL" has increased for NBC. 

In certain parts of the country, SNL is now broadcast live all at once. It used to air after local new 

when network executives considered it unimportant. "Saturday Night Live" ranked as the most-watched entertainment program on TV among viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 

"SNL" has been a staple since 2012 for both McKinnon and Bryant. McKinnon has established herself as a cast breakout with rubber-faced characters  

Bryant has received accolades for her recent performances with castmate Bowen Yang and her portrayal of Sen.  

Many of these featured a fictional relationship between him and former castmate Leslie Jones, who joined the show in 2013. 

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