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Bobby Moynihan leaving 'Saturday Night Live' for CBS sitcom

Bobby Moynihan leaving 'Saturday Night Live' for CBS sitcom

While it was rumored that SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan would be leaving the show after his ninth season, official confirmation finally came on Wednesday evening that Saturday's finale would be Moynihan's last.

In addition to the CBS comedy, Moynihan voices the title character in the new Syfy series Happy, set to air in 2018.

In the end, Bobby Moynihan of "Saturday Night Live" could think only of "Me, Myself & I". When he started his tenure on SNL, Moynihan signed on with a standard 7-year contract and chose to extend it two years beyond.

He also played recurring original characters such as Drunk Uncle, Riblet and Anthony Crispino.

As Deadline reports, Moynihan was in attendance at the CBS presentation to introduce the new show, noting that he was in a hurry because he had to get back to his "other show".

Me, Myself & I is a single-camera comedy that follows a man's life over fifty years, with Moynihan playing him at age forty. It will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson with musical guest Katy Perry. He will be portrayed as a teenager in 1991 by Jack Dylan Grazer, as a 40-year-old in present day by Moynihan, and as a senior citizen in 2042 by John Larroquette. It's hard to rank favorite cast members, but routinely he's probably the one we've loved the most over the past five or six years in terms of consistently offering some laughs.