Abby Elliott exiting 'SNL' after four seasons

August 15, 2012 - 3:42 PM
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FILE - This April 19, 2012 file photo shows actress and cast member on "Saturday Night Live," Abby Elliott attending a special screening of "The Lucky One", hosted by The Cinema Society and Men's Health, at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York. Elliott is not returning to “Saturday Night Live.” Her exit was first reported Wednesday, Aug. 15, by the comedy website Splitsider. NBC declined to comment, but a source familiar with casting changes at the show confirmed Elliott's departure. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — After four seasons, Abby Elliott is not returning to "Saturday Night Live."

Her exit was first reported Wednesday by the comedy website Splitsider. NBC declined to comment, but a source familiar with casting changes at the show confirmed Elliott's departure.

Though not as central of a cast member, Elliott adds to the high-profile departures of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg from the sketch institution.

Her exit also concludes a rare "SNL" legacy: Elliott's father, Chris Elliott, was a cast member for the 1994-1995 season. Her grandfather, Bob Elliott, was half of the famous Bob and Ray comedy team.

The 38th season of "Saturday Night Live" premieres Sept. 15.