SNL star and head writer Seth Meyers has been tapped to take over Jimmy Fallon's spot onLate 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 atSNL‘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 theLate Nightfranchise.”
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 onSNLfor 12 seasons. He has been a head writer for eight and a "Weekend Update" anchor for seven.
NBC recently renewedLast Call with Carson Daly, which will followLate Night.