'Saturday Night Live' returns, acknowledges concern over churn

NBC's Saturday Night Live" brought its 47th season premiere up front and center with cast turnover,

comedy quality, and concerns about the show's future.

In the cold open, Miles Teller and Andrew Dismukes played brothers Peyton

Eli Manning, spoofing their streamed talk show "Peytoncast."

"Rather than watching football, Eli Manning and his friends watched SNL's season premiere.

Since many of its most beloved cast members left over the summer,

the show has been under intense scrutiny and high expectations

In a story about SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels last month,