NBC Names Replacement for 'Late Night' Host Jimmy Fallon Deadline
NBC has another piece of its late-night lineup in place. Deadline.com reports that the network is moving "Saturday Night Live" fixture Seth Meyers into the spot being vacated by Jimmy Fallon as host of "Late Night."
Fallon is taking over "The Tonight Show" next spring, replacing Jay Leno.
“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."
The real winner may be Lorne Michaels, who will control all three NBC late-night shows, the story points out. Michaels will executive produce "Late Night with Seth Meyers," which will tape from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, where "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" will also be based, the piece notes.