The hits keep coming for NBC's Saturday Night Live. First, Kristen Wiig had a tearful goodbye, followed by Andy Samberg departing. Jason Sudeikis debates whether or not to leave, with most industry experts expecting him to pursue his Hollywood ambitions.
And now, SNL's first second-generation star is leaving too, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Abby Elliott, the daughter of former cast member Chris Elliott, is leaving the show after four seasons. Elliott, 25, originally joined SNL in 2008.
Signs that Elliott was going to leave became apparent in February, when she landed the lead role in Fox's new comedy, Ben and Kate. However, that role was recast with Dakota Johnson a few months later.
Elliot was known for her celebrity impressions, such as Christina Aguilera, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Khloe Kardashian and Angelia Jolie.
Elliott has appeared in films such as No Strings Attached and High Road.
This loss is a lot easy to stomach for SNL than the others. While Elliott was a solid player, she was not the star the level of the two (or three) previously announced departing stars. SNL has treated women as disposable in recent years, switching through female cast members quickly. Wiig was treated as a class apart from the rest - Elliott could have potentially broke through this season with Kristen's departure.