Seth Meyers is going to replace Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night'
One of the biggest questions surrounding Jimmy Fallon's takeover of The Tonight Show has been answered, because Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers will be assuming his place once Jimmy makes his move. Well, it's not like Conan O'Brien was going to move back to New York for it.
NBC announced Late Night with Seth Meyers will also come from 30 Rockefeller Plaza, leaving the Weekend Update desk when that switchover occurs. Lorne Michaels will be executive producer of the show.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said, according to Deadline.com. “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.”
Meyers has been showing the proper humor and humility for a job previously held by Fallon, O'Brien and David Letterman. “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. “The time slot 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
And where's Jay Leno? Eh, who cares? He's old, and NBC doesn't like old people.