Lorne Michaels isn't sure 'SNL' should go on without him

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Lorne Michaels Isn't Sure 'SNL' Should Go On Without Him

Lorne Michaels doesn't seem so confident in the future of "Saturday Night Live." In advance of the show's 40th anniversary special, set to air on Sunday, Feb. 15, the show creator opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his succession plan.

When Michaels, now 70, was asked if the sketch show should "go on without [him]," the producer revealed he wasn't sure.He said, "I don't know. I'm going to keep doing it as long as I possibly can because I love it and because it's what I do.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Leslie Jones attends the premiere of 'Top Five' at the Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: Leslie Jones as Mrs. Kendrick Douglas during the 'NFL Intros' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Chris Pratt' Episode 1663 -- Pictured: (l-r) Relationship expert Leslie Jones, Colin Jost and Michael Che during the 'Weekend Update' skit on September 27, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 91 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Leslie Jones performs on September 4, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Actress Noel Wells attends Cuban Independence Day celebration hosted by VICE and Bacardi at Weylin B.Seymour's on May 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad and actor Josh Hutcherson attend the American Museum of Natural History's 2013 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Cecily Strong (L) and Kenan Thompson as the Rev. Al Sharpton perform during a keynote address by Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad attends the 2013 NBC Fall Launch Party at The Standard Hotel on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Andy Samberg' Episode 1662 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jay Pharoah, Maya Rudolph, Sasheer Zamata and Kenan Thompson during the 'Jay-Z and Solange message' skit on May 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 09: Actress/comedian Sasheer Zamata performs onstage at Up Next Featuring Fred Armisen during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Esther's Follies on March 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Mcblane/Getty Images for SXSW)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Anna Kendrick' Episode 1658 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cecily Strong, Taran Killam, Mike O'Brien -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actor Mike O'Brien attends the 2013 Adweek Hot List gala at Capitale on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Taran Killam attends the Los Angeles premiere of 'La Bare' at ArcLight Hollywood on June 18, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images,)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Andy Samberg' Episode 1662 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig during the 'Kissing Familiy' skit on May 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Charlize Theron' Episode 1661 -- Pictured: (l-r) Taran Killam and Charlize Theron during the 'Bikini Beach Party' skit on May 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (front row l-r) Nora Dunn, Danitra Vance, Robert Downey Jr., Terry Sweeney, Jon Lovitz (back row l-r) Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, Joan Cusack -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (front row l-r) Nora Dunn, Danitra Vance, Anthony Michael Hall, Terry Sweeney, Jon Lovitz (back row l-r) Randy Quaid, Robert Downey Jr., Joan Cusack -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jane Curtain, John Belushi, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Belushi -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtain, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Season 39 -- Pictured: (l-r) Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Jay Pharaoh, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, Nasim Pedrad, Kate McKinnon, Seth Meyers, Taran Killam, Noel Wells, Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer, Mike O'Brien, Brooks Wheelan, Sasheer Zamata, Bobby Moynihan -- (Photo by: Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Pictured: (back, l-r) Darrell Hammond, Will Ferrell, Norm MacDonald, Colin Quinn, (middle, l-r) Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan, Molly Shannon, Tim Meadows, (front, l-r) Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri, Jim Breuer (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 3 -- Aired 10/20/1984 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andrae Crouch, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Wintley Phipps -- Photo by: R.M. Lewis Jr./NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Saturday Night Live cast members Rachel Dratch, Will Forte, Amy Poehler, Chris Parnell and Tina Fey attend the Gala Benefit For Museum Of Natural History on November 16, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Saturday Night Live cast members Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Will Forte attend the American Museum Of Natural History's Annual Museum Gala, November 16, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: (L to R) Actor Steve Martin, producer Lorne Michaels and actor Ben Affleck pose backstage with the cast of Saturday Night Live at the 5th Annual Directors Guild Of America Honors at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel September 29, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29: Ben Affleck gets together with Saturday Night Live cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch (l. to r.) at the Fifth Annual Directors Guild of America Honors at the Waldorf-Astoria. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Cast of 'Saturday Night Live' during DGA Announces Presenters and Guests for 5th Annual DGA Honors - Arrivals at Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRYARY 3: 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Amy Poehler attend the amfAR Benefit Honors Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, February 3, 2003. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 20 -- Air Date 05/18/2002 -- Pictured: The Saturday Night Live Cast during Will Ferrell's final send-off on May 18, 2002 (Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 3: (ITALY OUT) (L to R) 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan, and Chris Parnell attend a benefit for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) produced in association with Concerned Parents for AIDS Research (CPFA) February 3, 2003 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
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