Saturday Night Live kicked off season 45 last night, and while much of the news coming into the season premiere dealt with the comings and goings of cast members, there’s also some movement among the writing staff to report.

The guys from BriTANick (Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher) have left after two years, off to Los Angeles. It appears as though Katie Rich has left the writing staff, too. Julio Torres had told me over the summer that he would continue to write for SNL, but only when he’s not otherwise preoccupied with writing the HBO series he stars in, Los Espookys. Bowen Yang, a writer last season, received a promotion to cast member this season. Jasmine Pierce, a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, has moved over to SNL. Neal Brennan shows up in the credits now, too, as does SNL creator/guru Lorne Michaels.

Here were all the writers credited with working on this week’s season premiere:

HEAD WRITERS

  • Michael Che
  • Colin Jost
  • Kent Sublette

WRITTEN BY

  • James Anderson
  • Neal Brennan
  • Dan Bulla
  • Steven Castillo
  • Emma Clark
  • Andrew Dismuskes
  • Alison Gates
  • Steve Higgins
  • Sam Jay
  • Erik Kenward
  • Dan Licata
  • Dave McCary
  • Lorne Michaels
  • Josh Patten
  • Jasmine Pierce
  • Gary Richardson
  • Will Stephen

WRITING SUPERVISED BY

  • Anna Drezen
  • Fran Gillespie
  • Sudi Green
  • Streeter Seidell

SENIOR WRITER

  • Bryan Tucker

WEEKEND UPDATE HEAD WRITER

  • Pete Schultz

WEEKEND UPDATE WRITTEN BY

  • Megan Callahan
  • Dennis McNicholas
  • Mark Steinbach