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Saturday Night Live fires two more featured players

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 11:30 AM

By Kate Stanhope,

The mass exodus continues at Saturday Night Live.

A day after featured player Brooks Wheelan tweeted that he had been fired from the variety show, fellow newcomers Noël Wells and John Milhiser were axed as well, reports.

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Like Wheelan, Wells and Milhiser had trouble standing out from the large ensemble during Season 39, during which time seven new cast members were added.

Wells, the show's first Hispanic female cast member, was best known for impersonating Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in a memorable Girls parody. Milhiser is best remembered for impersonating Matthew McConaughey and Jon Cryer.

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It remains to be seen whether rookies Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Sasheer Zamata and SNL writer-turned-featured player Mike O'Brien will be asked back for Season 40. However, Deadline reports that discussions with O'Brien are underway for him to return, but whether it would be as a writer, actor or both is unclear.

The late-night staple is also losing Nasim Pedrad, who is leaving the show after five seasons to star in ex-SNL writer John Mulaney's show Mulaney.

Saturday Night Live returns this fall. 

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