Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and Bryan Cranston
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cast
John Mulaney and Martin Short
David Boreanaz and Peter Rice
Virginia Kull and David Tennant
Grant Gustin, Gina Rodriguez and Mark Pedowitz
Caitlin FitzGerald, Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen
David Nevins, Matt Blank and Steve Mosko
Sophia Bush and Katherine Heigl
ABC's “Black-Ish” Cast
Retta, Kate Walsh and Bob Greenblatt
Luis D. Ortiz, Frances Berwick, Bonnie Hammer, Josh Altman
Jennifer Salke, Bonnie Hammer, Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche
Morris Chestnut and Chilli
David Levy, Ali Larter and Sean Bean
Amazon's “Alpha House”
Hulu's “East Los High”
Trey Parker, Elaine Paul and Matt Stone
Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen
Janet McTeer and Maggie Gyllenhaal
“Pit Bulls and Parolees”
Fans were surprised when "SNL" said goodbye to newcomers Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells, John Milhiser and Nasim Pedrad earlier this week.) But with the NBC sketch show entering its 40th season, Wheelan and the other featured departed players might not feel so bad to see how these famous alumni did after their short stints.
(1980-1981) Though let go on SNL only after one season, Gottfried's shrieking voice is unforgettable – he lent it to Disney's “Aladdin” as the annoying parrot Iago as well as appearing in several movies throughout the 1990s and 2000s.
(1984-1985): After making her mark as one of the SNL's youngest cast members, Louis-Dreyfus continued keeping people laughing -- usually about nothing. Louis-Dreyfus' role as Elaine on NBC's laffer "Seinfeld" is still being syndicated 20 years later since it originally aired. She is also an Emmy winner on HBO's "Veep."
(1984-1985) Crystal didn't let his termination on SNL slow him down. The funny man turned to the silver screen and went on to star in "When Harry Met Sally" and "City Slickers." Younger generations might recognize his voice from "Monsters Inc." as Mike Wazowski.
(1985) After being fired for taking too much creative license with his character, Wayans teamed up with his family to create the variety show "In Living Color," act in a handful of comedies and star in the early 2000s ABC show "My Wife and Kids."
(1985-1986) Academy Award-nominated Cusack took to the movies after her stint on SNL, appearing in “Addams Family Values,” “Toy Story” films, and headed back to TV for Showtime's hit “Shameless.”
(1985-1986) Though he could not save his place on the SNL cast list, Downey went on to save the world in “Avengers” and “Iron Man” movies, solve mysteries in the “Sherlock Holmes” installments and on the softer side – was “Ally McBeal's” love interest on the hit TV show.
(1985-1986) Following his geek role in "The Breakfast Club," Hall didn't last long on SNL. Regardless, the Brat Pack star went on to somewhat darker roles in "The Dark Knight," "Edward Scissorhands," and "Stephen King's: Dead Zone."
(1989) After only being on SNL for a month, Stiller seems like he got the last laugh, stirring up laughs in "Meet the Parents" films, "Zoolander" and "Madagascar."
(1993-1994) Twenty years after her short stint on SNL, Silverman has continued to keep people laughing through her memorable TV appearances, notably in “Bob's Burgers,” “Louie” and most recently “Masters of Sex.” She even went on to get her own funny show on Comedy Central.
(1993-1995) Mohr followed his SNL career with memorable roles in “Jerry Maguire,” “Pay It Forward,” and “Street Kings.” Today he runs his own show — hosting “Jay Mohr Sports,” a daily sports radio talk show on Fox Sports Radio.
(1995-1996) After leaving SNL, Koechner found sunny skies by appearing in both installments of “Anchorman” alongside SNL castmate Will Ferrell and developing a dysfunctional working relationship with Steve Carrell in NBC's “The Office.”
Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves and Bryan Cranston at the TCA Awards. McConaughey was honored for acting in HBO's "True Detective," while Cranston's "Breaking Bad" was named Program of the Year.
Fox's Joe Earley (second from left) with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti and Andy Samberg and exec producer Dan Goor
John Mulaney and Martin Short of "Mulaney" at the Fox All-Star party
David Boreanaz and Fox's Peter Rice at the network's all-star party at Soho House
Virginia Kull and David Tennant of Fox's "Gracepoint," a remake of BBC's "Broadchurch." Although the first episode is very similar to the original, producer Carolyn Bernstein did promise that "as the series progresses, it really diverges in pretty big large ways from the original."
Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue and Benjamin McKenzie of Fox's "Gotham"
Kobe Bryant was late for the panel for his Showtime documentary "Kobe Bryant's Muse." "Sorry I was late," he quipped. "Looking for a head coach."
Joshua Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Dominic West and Maura Tierney of Showtime's "The Affair"
"The Flash's" Grant Gustin, "Jane the Virgin's" Gina Rodriguez and CW's Mark Pedowitz at the CBS/CW/Showtime party
Caitlin FitzGerald, Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen at the "Masters of Sex" cocktail party on the Sony lot. Caplan talked about the show's period costumes. “I was never anybody who liked playing dress-up, but now that I get to do it it's amazing,” she said. “I love what it does to the silhouette of my body. It has given me better posture for the first time in my life.” She quickly added with a laugh, “I don't love what it does to my intestines, but hey, what are you going to do?”
Showtime's David Nevins and Matt Blank with Sony Pictures Television's Steve Mosko at the "Masters of Sex" cocktail party
Betsy Brandt gets cooking in the Masters' kitchen at the "Masters of Sex" cocktail party on the Sony lot.
Tara Reid and Ian Ziering hang out poolside for the "Sharknado 2" party
Sophia Bush and Katherine Heigl at NBCUniversal's All-Star party
"Black-ish's" Laurence Fishburne and Anthony Anderson admire Tracee Ellis Ross' footwear at Disney/ABC's TCA day.
Alana de la Garza, Ioan Gruffudd and exec producer Matt Miller talk about "Forever" at ABC's TCA panel.
Retta, Kate Walsh and NBC's Bob Greenblatt at the net's All-Star party
"Million Dollar Listing's" Luis D. Ortiz and Josh Altman flank Frances Berwick and Bonnie Hammer at the NBCUniversal All Star Party.
NBC's Jennifer Salke and Bonnie Hammer with "Dig" stars Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche at the All-Star party. USA debuted the trailer and cast and crew talked up the show at the TCA panel.
Morris Chestnut of "Legends" and truTV's "Fake Off" host Chilli at Turner's TCA presentation
Turner's David Levy with "Legends" stars Ali Larter and Sean Bean
Jeffrey Tambor shows off a manicure at Amazon's "Transparent" panel.
Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy, John Goodman and Clark Johnson of Amazon's "Alpha House" pose for a portrait.
Ray Diaz, Danielle Vega, Vannessa Vasquez and Gabriel Chavarria of "East Los High" celebrate at the Hulu party