Leslie Jones Leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

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(1010 WINS) -- Leslie Jones will not be returning to the 45th season of "Saturday Night Live".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones opted to depart the veteran comedy show and to focus on her Netflix comedy special and other upcoming feature film projects.

Jones orignally joined "SNL" as a writer and became a cast member in 2014 after numerous appearances on the show's popular "Weekend Update" segments.

"SNL" is set to return Sept. 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Elish.

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