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‘SNL’ Star Nasim Pedrad Leaving NBC for FOX’s ‘Mulaney’?

SNL Nasim Pedrad Leaving Mulaney
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It’s always a sad day when we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite ‘SNL‘ cast members, much as the past year saw the likes of Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Bill Hader all departing the long-running sketch comedy series. This past season’s finale didn’t include any explicit goodbyes, but may in fact have been the confirmed exit of series star Nasim Pedrad, as she moves on to a new FOX series.

While ‘SNL’ has yet to officially confirm the departure, Pedrad’s role in FOX’s upcoming sitcom ‘Mulaney‘ (itself written by and starring ‘SNL’ alum John Mulaney) diminished the likelihood of the comic actress appearing in the upcoming 40th season as a regular cast member. Now, speaking at the ATX Television Festival, Pedrad gave a brief, but telling answer as to whether or not her days with ‘SNL’ were indeed over:

I haven’t heard any official word so far, but I love ['Mulaney'] so much. I have an apartment in L.A. and, as far as I know, I’m in L.A. now…I think we’re all in with this show.

For her part, Pedrad joined the ‘SNL’ cast in 2009, and went on to achieve notoriety for her Arianna Huffington impersonation, as well as her multiple turns as Kim Kardashian. The writer behind the Huffington sketches, Mulaney also said during the ATX panel that Pedrad might theoretically be able to keep on with ‘SNL’ early on while production overlapped.

Well, what say you? Would you be sad to see Nasim Pedrad leaving ‘SNL’ behind for ‘Mulaney’? Watch the series trailer below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!

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