Is Abby Elliott Departing Saturday Night Live?

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Abby Elliot, Saturday Night Live  | Photo Credits: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

Saturday Night Live may be losing another cast member.

Abby Elliott is nearing a deal to star in the Fox comedy pilot Ben Fox is My Manny, Entertainment Weekly reports.

From Couples Retreat writer Dana Fox, the project centers on an uptight single mom (Elliott) who moves in with her laid-back brother to raise a child (Maggie Jones).

Paul Brittain leaving SNL

Elliott, 24, would only have to leave SNL if the project were ordered to series by Fox. Although her contract is not up on the late-night variety show, a source tells EW that executive producer Lorne Michaels has agreed to let Elliott out of her contract to take the role if it is picked up.

Fellow cast member Paul Brittain exited SNL suddenly in late January to pursue other projects. He and the show parted away "amicably," according to EW.

Elliott, the daughter of SNL alum Chris Elliott, has been on the show for three years.


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