Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong on the “Weekend Update” anchor desk for “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th season.
NBC confirmed the change late Thursday. Che will serve as co-anchor alongside Colin Just, who joined the desk opposite Strong about halfway through last season.
Strong and Just were installed on “Weekend Update last season after longtime anchor and “SNL” writer Seth Meyers moved to the nightly “Late Night” slot in February.
The new season of “SNL” bows Sept. 27 with Chris Pratt hosting.
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