Just when you thought 2014 couldn't be going any better for former 'SNL' head writer, star, and current 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers, the former "Weekend Update" host will really have a weekend to handle. NBC has announced that Seth Meyers will make his Emmy hosting debut as the 2014 host of the 66th annual Emmy Awards, picking up from previous host Neil Patrick Harris!
Seth Meyers bid goodbye to his role as Weekend Update anchor (and head writer) on 'SNL' last night (Feb. 1). Meyers is off to host his own late night talk show after more than a decade of Saturday nights! Of course, some old friends stopped by to bid him farewell.
The inevitable departure of 'SNL' vet and Weekend Update host Seth Meyers has not yet befallen fans of the long-running sketch comedy series, though when Meyers leaves Saturdays behind for 'Late Night,' co-anchor Cecily Strong will not fly solo at the Weekend Update desk. 'SNL''s head writer Colin Jost has officially been selected to fill Meyers' seat, but is he up for the task?
Just a few weeks' time will see the late night landscape dramatically shift, as 'Late Night' host Jimmy Fallon finally takes the 'Tonight Show' throne from Jay Leno, and 'SNL' veteran Seth Meyers joins 'Late Night' in his wake. Fallon has tapped cinema icon Will Smith and Irish rockers U2 for his inaugural 'Tonight Show' gig, but who will join Seth Meyers on the couch?
Seth Meyers of SNL is reportedly the frontrunner to replace Regis Philbin on the hit morning TV show Live! Seth would be opposite Kelly Ripa. Reports say that Meyers, former football star Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban are the producers' top picks, but Seth Meyers appears to be the favorite.