Will Forte Leaving SNL

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Another one bites the dust over there at Saturday Night Live.

Will Forte, who plays popular SNL character MacGruber, has decided to leave the show after eight seasons to pursue other opportunities.

On Thursday his publicist said:

“After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities. He is eternally grateful to Lorne [Michaels] and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years.”

Forte will be guest starring on Parks & Recreation this fall.  The next season of Saturday Night Live will premiere on September 25 at 11:30 p.m.

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