Seth Meyers Named New Host of "Late Night"
With all the switching around on the late night shows on NBC, another piece has fallen in to place, as the network announced on Sunday (May 12) that Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of “Late Night.”
Previously, Fallon was tapped to take Jay Leno's spot on the “Tonight Show” sometime next year, leaving his position open.
Meyers currently appears on “Saturday Night Live,” and will continue to do so until he sits behind the desk of the 12:30 show.
NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said of the announcement, "We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. 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."