Seth Meyers Will Succeed Jimmy Fallon As Late Night Host
Here's your Weekend Update: Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers will take over NBC’s Late Night when Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show next spring.
According to Deadline, SNL's Lorne Michaels will executive produce Late Night with Seth Meyers, which will be based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. That's also the home of Saturday Night Live and where The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon will also be based.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation”, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “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.”
As Seth quipped, "I only have to work for Lorne 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."