TVLine Items: Has Jason Sudeikis Also Left SNL? Plus: X Factor Judges Update and More!

Jason Sudeikis Leaving SNLWere we all too busy mourning Saturday Night Live‘s loss of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen to notice that fan fave Jason Sudeikis also vacated Studio 8H?

SNL castmember Jay Pharoah on Sunday tweeted (then quickly deleted) some sentiments that all but confirmed the third exit, stating: “Hader, Armisen & Sudekis the talent of those three and just them as people in general will be missed but we will be strong and carry on..” (Favstar captured the tweet before it was removed.)

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NBC has yet to confirm or deny any Sudeikis-departure rumors, though it does seem odd that the standout — whose memorable characters include Mitt Romney and the Devil — wouldn’t be given his own celebratory goodbye after nearly 10 years with the late-night staple (two of them as a sketch writer).

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• Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland and Mexican songstress Paulina Rubio are said to be the frontrunners to join The X Factor, alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, in Season 3. The duo would replace departing judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears.

• America Ferrera is looking to return to TV… and ABC. Per EW.com, the Ugly Betty alumna’s Romeo & Juliet-esque telenovela Pedro & Maria — which was originally developed at MTV three years ago — is nearing a limited series order on the broadcast network.

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• NBC has acquired a new series, titled Siberia. The project follows 16 contestants on the Siberian territory of Tunguska. According to the official description of the “dramatic human experiment,” when a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, “the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.” Siberia premieres Monday, July 1 at 10/9c.

• In addition to CBS This Morning and his late-night PBS program, Charlie Rose will now host public television’s Charlie Rose Weekend, a half-hour Friday night program beginning in July, per The New York Times.

• If a Father’s Day spent watching One Tree Hill is your dream scenario, you’re in luck: SOAPnet is airing a marathon of the long-running CW drama on Sunday, June 16 from 10 am – 2 pm.

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Comments (18)

  • He was in that final sketch, playing drums.

    Comment by Gina – May 20, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jason playing drums wasn’t his own send-off, that was part of Fred’s. Jason deserves his own. Andy got to do a Lonely Island music vid in his last episode, Wiig got a big send-of by everyone dancing, Bill did his Stefon, but nothing for Jason…? Sad.

      Comment by Peng9803 – May 20, 2013 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sudeikis’s sendoff should’ve been another ‘What Up With That’ sketch. I’ll miss his dancing in the red tracksuit more than anything else he’s done.

        Comment by Paul Cox – May 20, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s true about Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio joining X Factor, I don’t even think it would be worth it to try and watch it just for Demi

    Comment by Maris – May 20, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish they’d just end X-Factor… it is borring and is taking away from Idol.

    Comment by L – May 20, 2013 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No one watches Idol anymore. Can we just cancel both of them and watch The Voice instead?

      Comment by Jess – May 20, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sudeikis was supposed to have left last year too, but he didn’t. I’ll believe it when I see it. :)

    Comment by badpenny – May 20, 2013 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He didn’t leave because of the election (he’s both Biden and Romney). They upped his salary so he’d stay. There’s no big reason for him to stay for next season if he wants out.

      Comment by rowan77 – May 20, 2013 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just filled out a survey about X Factor judges. They asked about Michelle Williams and Paulina Rubio, but they also asked a ton of questions asking what I would think about Randy and Paula joining the panel. I gave a bunch of “Hell NO”‘s to Paula, but gave some ‘aiight thoughts about Randy, but overall thought it would be too much like Idol.

    Comment by MDEP – May 20, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The name of the NBC series will be Siberia, the territory of Tunguska is in Russia in the Siberian region. It’s an easy enough mistake to make.

    Comment by David S (@dcchomp) – May 20, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe he didn’t want one.

    Comment by Dan – May 20, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I think. He looked so emotional when Wiig left. He was emotional during that final sketch and the curtain call on Saturday. I just think he prefers to leave quietly so he doesn’t have a complete breakdown for cameras to record.

      Comment by JLK – May 20, 2013 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wonder why there´s no word on the cast of Siberia…

    Comment by P. S. Shawn (@serialykinemask) – May 20, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • dont care so much anymore for Jason Sudeikis on SNL. he’s past his prime on the show, i think. despite his good political impressions he hasn’t been doing much else.

    Comment by cjeffery7 – May 20, 2013 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Given the poor past season and the exits, it would appear that somebody should put it out of its misery, and draw the final curtain. Surely they can conjure some better entertainment for Saturday nights

    Comment by cuius – May 21, 2013 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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