Amid all the other shuffling around NBC has been doing with its schedule, the network confirmed yesterday that Seth Meyers would replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night, once Fallon makes the jump over to The Tonight Show. It was a move both long-suspected and demanded by the dictum that all Late Night hosts be former Weekend Update anchors with a propensity for laughing at their own jokes, at least so long as Lorne Michaels is in charge. (That’s soon to be true for NBC’s entire late-night lineup, as Michaels will now be executive producer of The Tonight Show, Late Night, and Saturday Night Live; were Showtime At The Apollo still on after SNL, he would probably be in charge of that too.) As of now, Meyers is expected to stay on with SNL through the fall season, with the decision on who will replace him as head writer and Weekend Update anchor to be made later. For what it’s worth, John Mulaney’s schedule just cleared up.
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