After it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over for Jay Leno, the main question was who would be taking over for Jimmy Fallon. Well, NBC has just announced that none other than SNL head writer Seth Meyers will be taking over Fallon's spot on Late Night.
After Jimmy Fallon leaves the show to take over the Tonight Show from Leno, Meyers will be taking over NBC's late night 12:35 spot. According to reports, Meyers was the favorite to take over the show, especially because Lorne Michaels [who runs SNL] also serves as an executive producer on Late Night.
NBC entertainment executive Bob Greenblatt announced the news, saying, "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.” Meyers also gave his two cents about being chosen for the job, adding, "I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
Meyers' comedic skill has never been questioned, especially because he's served as the head writer on SNL for many years and is one of their most valuable assets after 12 seasons on the show.