Will Forte will not be part of the cast when Saturday Night Live returns for its 36th season this fall.
In an email message, a representative for Mr. Forte said he offered his thanks to his colleagues and the “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels, writing, “After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from ‘S.N.L.’ to pursue new opportunities. He is eternally grateful to Lorne and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years.”
Forte joined the show during its 2002/2003 season and the upcoming season would have been his ninth on the show.
Source: The New York Times