NBC also revealed Lorne Michaels will executive produce the talk show with Michael Shoemaker remaining on board as producer.
“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,” stated Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “On behalf of Steve Burke, Ted Harbert and Paul Telegdy, we couldn’t be happier that Seth and Jimmy Fallon will be continuing their careers at NBC after growing up in this network’s late night legacy.”
“Since 1982, there have been three Late Night hosts starting with David Letterman, and Seth couldn’t be in better company,” added Lorne Michaels.
“I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car,” said Meyers, “12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
Meyers has been a member of the SNL ensemble for 12 seasons and the show’s head writer for eight. And he’s handled Weekend Update anchorman duties for seven years.
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