Seth Meyers replaces Fallon as “Late Night” show host, NBC announces

By on May 13, 2013 in Entertainment, Television, United States Comments

Seth Meyers replaces Fallon as the host of “Late Night” show; more than a month after NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon will be replacing Jay Leno, who will be leaving the show in the Spring of 2014. Meyers, 39, currently serves as head writer for NBC‘s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL).

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers
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According to a report at this Sunday, May 12, 2013, Seth Meyers was named as the new “Late Night” show host, and the show will be titled “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” As part of his SNL gig for 12 seasons, Meyers has been also the host of its parody segment “Weekend Update’ desk for seven seasons.

“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL‘s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the ‘Late Night’ franchise.” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt was quoted in a statement.

“On behalf of Steve Burke, Ted Harbert and Paul Telegdy, we couldn’t be happier that Seth and Jimmy Fallon will be continuing their careers at NBC after growing up in this network’s late night legacy.” Greenblatt added. No details were given on the exact date for the “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

“I only have to work for Lorne (Michaels) for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.” Seth Meyers said. Michaels is the executive producer of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and will also be working with him on the reiteration of the “Late Night” show.

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