17 September 2012 6:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Saturday Night Live returned for a new season over trhe weekend, with an expected emphasis placed on the show's contributions to weekly political commentary, especially with another presidential election in full swing. While Jason Sudeikis is your Romney, Fred Armisen has been relieved of his Obama duties, and replaced by... Jay Pharoah, who joined the cast in 2010. Said exec producer Lorne Michaels, "Jay has been doing Obama in his act this summer, and Jay is coming into his own... I just thought it might be time to shake it up." Congrats to Jay on the promotion; he's got a busy fall ahead of him, and maybe even further out. He made his debut as Obama on Saturday night's season premiere; did you watch it? And if you, what did you think of his Obama impersonation?  I didn't watch SNL, but I did catch Pharoah's debut online yesterday, and embedded it »

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