'Saturday Night Live' Star Kenan Thompson Says NBC Show Could Soon 'Go Down in Flames'

‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Kenan Thompson Says NBC Show Could Soon ‘Go Down in Flames’

Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson is worried that the long-running late-night sketch comedy show is in danger of “going down in flames” once it hits its 50th anniversary season in 2025.

The Saturday staple show is currently in its 47th season but iconic showrunner-producer Lorne Michaels — who gave birth to the show decades ago — is hinting that he may retire when the SNL finishes its 50th season on the air.

Michaels will be 80 years old when the series ends its 50th season in 2025. As Vanity Fair noted, he has said that might be a good time to hang it all up.

When asked about that possibility, Thompson, one of SNL’s most recognizable and longest tenured cast member,

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