There couldn’t have been a better choice! Saturday Night Live Alumni Seth Meyers officially has been named to take-over hosting responsibilities for Jimmy Fallon on NBC‘s popular Late Night Franchise. He is preceeded by TV Greats like David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno.
The Transition begins next February after the completion of NBC‘s Winter Olympics Coverage in Russia. Likewise, Jimmy Fallon at that time will be transitioning over to host The Tonight Show, taking the reins from Jay Leno, as announced previously. Meyers begins preparations in January, after appearing on the first-half of the forthcoming season of Saturday Night Live, which he has been a part of for 12 seasons already.
We actually spotted Seth Meyers out partying at the Met Gala last week in New York City with his Girlfriend Alexi Ashe and were one of the lucky few who got a Pic with him! Amazing Guy!
After weeks of speculation, at last Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno confirm what we already sorta knew! Indeed, Fallon will be taking over hosting duties for Leno on 60-years-running institution The Tonight Show beginning 2014 after Leno‘s contract ends and the Show moves from West to East Coast.
To address the rumours, both Fallon and Leno put together a Musical Sketch featuring Tonight from West Side Story, where we learn that wow! the latter can actually sing amazingly well! Mostly funny, the Sketch also captures Leno‘s sadness as he reflects upon an ending chapter and Fallon‘s gratitude for the opportunity.
Watch it below:
Meanwhile, Fallon‘s Saturday Night Live Alumni and Friend Seth Meyers is said to be a lock to take-over Fallon‘s current gig on NBC‘s Late Night Franchise. More to come on this…
So basically, Seth Meyers is the new Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon is the new Jay Leno. And Jay Leno is leaving on-top.