Why is it most SNL cast members besides kenan Thompson don’t stay on the show longer than 7-8 years ?

Looked up Wikipedia pages of Dana Carvey, mike myers, Will Ferrell, andy samberg and bill hader and noticed they all stayed on for 6 or 7 years. Was curious why that amount of years.

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  • 6 months ago

    Most contracts for TV with actors are for 6-7 years(unless the show gets canceled of course). Idk the reason for that long I guess to lock down the actors so they don’t leave so soon.

    Then once it was up they probably decided they wanted to do other things instead of renewing. Kenan decided to renew/negotiate his contract is why he is still there.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It takes them 6 or 7 years to find another job.

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