Leslie Jones Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’, Will Host & Executive Produce ‘Supermarket Sweep’ Reboot
Leslie Jones will NOT return to NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the upcoming 45th season. According to reports, the 51-year-old comedian will instead focus on her upcoming feature film projects, Netflix comedy special and other projects.
In fact, she’s rumored to host and executive produce Supermarket Sweep, a reboot of the classic TV game show. The original Supermarket Sweep aired on ABC from 1965-67, followed by revivals on Lifetime (1990-95) and Pax (1999-2003).
In Supermarket Sweep, contestants race around a supermarket with their shopping cart, collecting as high a dollar value in groceries that they can grab within a specified time limit.
Jones joined SNL as a cast member back in 2014. She has yet to release a statement about her departure from SNL.