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Seth Meyers takes over for Jimmy Fallon

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NEW YORK (PIX11)– It was announced on Sunday that Seth Meyers will be replacing Jimmy Fallon on the “Late Night” show next year.

Seth has been a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for 12 years and will now get his own show on NBC.

For seven years the comedian was the anchor during the shows news segment called “Weekend Update”.

Jimmy Fallon also broke into the late night television scene after hosting “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live”.

Fallon is replacing Jay Leno next year on “Tonight” show which runs a hour before “Late Night”.

NBC entertainment chairmen Bob Greenblatt said he thinks Meyers is one of the best comedy writers and performers of his generation and he thinks he would be a great addiction to the late night franchise.

Both shows will be taped in Rockefeller center.