Despite rumors claiming Jason Sudeikis may go the way of Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig and say goodbye to “Saturday Night Live,” the actor will reportedly return for yet another season.
The 36-year-old funnyman – whose hilarious Joe Biden and Mitt Romney impressions would be sorely missed during the upcoming election season were he to bow out — will return for the late night sketch show’s 38th season, “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels told The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.
“Jason is in,” Michaels said during an interview on Tuesday night.
While the actor is returning, he may not stay for the entire upcoming season.
“Right now the idea is that Jason will go through at least until January,” Michaels said, adding, “He’s a fiercely loyal guy, both to the show and to me.”
Sudeikis has appeared in numerous films in recent years, most recently starring in “The Campaign” alongside Zach Galifianakis and fellow “SNL” alum Will Ferrell.
“Saturday Night Live” Season 38 premieres with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean on September 15 at 11:30 PM on NBC.
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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