Inside the struggle to reinvent

Middle age is no joke. And since "Saturday Night Live's" 50th birthday is coming up (Season 48 starts on October 1),

, some people are wondering if the years have changed the show. Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney,

Aidy Bryant, Melissa Villasenor, and Alex Moffat are the seven main cast members. embers who have left. Aristotle Athari, another key player, has also left, and

a source says that Cecily Strong, who seemed to leave on the last episode of last season, will be back.

As of the time this was written, only four new people had been named.

Several big questions still hang over the show, though: What should happen next? What will happen when the show's creator, Lorne Michaels, who is now 77

finally quits? When will that be? And has the show lost all of its appeal to young people now that Davidson,

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