Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on ‘Late Night’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  Comedian Seth Meyers attends 'A Funny Affair for Autism' at The Plaza Hotel on December 5, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images  for Autism Speaks)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 05: Comedian Seth Meyers attends ‘A Funny Affair for Autism’ at The Plaza Hotel on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images for Autism Speaks)

SNL star and head writer Seth Meyers has been tapped to take over Jimmy Fallon’s spot on Late Night, NBC announced. Meyers will begin at the 12:35 a.m. time slot next year when current host Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show.

“We think Seth is one of the brightest,  most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” said NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “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.”

Emmy-Award winning Meyers will keep at least one of his bosses: SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels also serves the same post at Late Night.

“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” Meyers said. “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate.  I hope I can do it justice.”

Meyers has been on SNL for 12 seasons. He has been a head writer for eight and a “Weekend Update” anchor for seven.

NBC recently renewed Last Call with Carson Daly, which will follow Late Night.


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