Abby Elliott and Michaela Watkins have been signed to join Saturday Night Live and will both debut November 15.
21 year old Abby Elliott is the daughter of former SNL cast member Chris Elliott, making her the first child of a former cast member to be hired in the shows history. Elliot’s thin resume includes a stint voicing the character “Hipster Girl” on King of the Hill, and brief appearances on Chrissy: Plain & Simple and You’ve Reached the Elliotts.
Michaela Watkins is best known for her role as Lucy in the 4th season of The New Adventures of Old Christine. Her other appearances include Eli Stone, Californication, Grey’s Anatomy, Without A Trace, Malcolm in the Middle, Charmed and Medium.
The pair will be taking over from Amy Poehler.
(in part via MSNBC)