Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis is returning to Saturday Night Live, Entertainment Weekly reports.

NBC has confirmed that the comedian, whose contract was up at the end of last season, will be back when the show premieres later this month.

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Sudeikis was expected to exit the longtime sketch show after Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg announced their departures. "It takes a lot out of you," Sudeikis said about the job in the July issue of Men's Journal. "It's an amazing job and a horrible job."

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Saturday Night Live premieres on Sept. 15.