22 May 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When it was all said and done, Saturday Night Live added an incredible eight new cast members this season. And though a rebuilding year was necessary, especially considering the people who have left over the last few seasons (Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg, and Fred Armisen), at times it became difficult to keep track of them all. Following our ranking of this season's best sketches, we've broken down the impact of all eight cast members (save Colin Jost, who became co-anchor of Weekend Update after Seth Meyers left but hasn't performed in any other sketches, probably because he's busy as the head writer). Who was the breakout performer, and who might be on the chopping block? Methodology I went through every single episode of the season and counted the appearances of each new cast member. An appearance is an appearance, whether it's in a video, live sketch, »

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