Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan will make their final appearances as cast members on tonight's season finale of Saturday Night Live. The duo join Keenan Thompson as the three longest serving cast members of the current cast.
Moynihan's departure from the show, which was announced earlier this week, was expected. With two shows moving from pilot to series, Moynihan would have lacked the time commitment that comes with being an SNL cast member.
Back in March, Deadline announced that the funny man had filmed a pilot opposite John Larroquette for CBS. The new show, titled Me, Myself & I, "examines one man's life over a 50-year span." Moynihan will play the 40-year-old version of the character, Alex Riley. Larroquette will appear as the character at age 65. Following pilot season, CBS opted to pick up the series. The show was presented to advertisers and the press during CBS' Upfronts. Moynihan announced his departure from SNL the following day.
Me, Myself & I wasn't the only Moynihan vehicle to be presented during Upfronts. SyFy, which is part of NBCUniversal, announced that Happy! had been ordered to series. Moynihan will voice the title character, Happy the Horse. Chris Meloni will star as police detective-turned-killer Nick Sax, while Moynihan's Happy will be an imaginary horse.
Neither series has a set premiere date.