It’s official! Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers has been named the new ‘Late Night’ TV host when Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show in 2014.
After weeks of speculation, rumors were finally put to rest after it was announced the SNL head writer and Weekend Update anchor would take over Fallon’s 12:35 a.m. timeslot. ‘Late Night’ will remain New York based with Lorne Michaels acting as executive producer, reports USA Today.
“We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” says NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenbatt in a statement.
And of course, Meyers himself is excited to become the fourth-ever host of ‘Late Night’ following in the footsteps of David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Fallon.
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” Meyers joked. “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
The premiere date of both Fallon’s and Meyers’ new late night gigs have yet to be determined, but many reports expect the shows to debut in in late February after NBC’s Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia.
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