"I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car," Meyers said in a statement. "12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
Added NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt: "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. 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."
A premiere date for Late Night with Seth Meyers has not been announced, but Fallon's Tonight Show will premiere next spring following NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.
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