After much speculation, Jason Sudeikis will be returning to Saturday Night Live this season. Towards the end of last season, it was rumored that Jason would depart the show along with Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, and and while Andy and Kristen both confirmed their departures at the end of last season, Jason never did, as he looked oddly emotional during Kristen Wiig's farewell sketch. But after a summer of speculation, Lorne Michaels has confirmed that Jason will be back on the show, "through at least until January". This is likely due to Jason playing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will undoubtedly be heavily featured in the upcoming episodes leading up to the November election. Assuming Romney loses, there won't be much more of a need for the impression, and Jason's departure wouldn't shake up the show as much (although it would still certainly undergo a huge loss). This is not much unlike Amy Poehler's departure in 2008, when she stuck around for a few months to play Hillary Clinton and then left the cast in December after the election Regardless, we're glad to see Jason back on the show, and we're now even more excited this Saturday night's season premier!
Here's a promo for the show with host Seth MacFarlane!