'Saturday Night Live' returns and shows that a lot of rebuilding is underway

In the sports world, when a group is revamping, they aren't supposed to score many successes.

This 48th season of the worshiped sketch comedy show will include a ton of revamping.

This was a sad shock.

The show has gone through one of its greatest cast purges ever, with eight entertainers leaving from last season:

Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Chris Redd, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari.

And one long-lasting pro entertainer who is still in the cast, Areas of strength for cecily, show up in the season opener since she's featuring in a play in Los Angeles.

The actual show attempted to parody these assumptions from its most memorable lines, giving host Miles Teller his best second in the program's virus open.

Teller offered a note-perfect Peyton Manning close by Andrew Dismukes' Eli Manning, reproducing the NFL whiz kin's

Monday Night Football "ManningCast" show as a scrutinize of the initial sketch while it was unfurling.