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Seth Meyers to replace Fallon on Late Night

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Michael S, May 12, 2013.

  1. Michael S

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    Will have to set up SP. Always enjoy Seth Myers.
     
  3. Test

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    Guess he's as good a pick as any. I'll watch a few.

    Still there is a weird age issue with these two shows now. I'm used to it being the old timer in the early time slot and the edgy funny guy coming up after.

    Are both shows going to be in NY?
     
  4. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    Should be interesting.

    I heard they were not having Fallon move, but I can see how that might be an issue with guests, etc.
     
  5. GoPackGo

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    Yes. And Lorne Michaels is assuming exec producer of the Tonight Show.
     
  6. ElJay

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    I'm glad he's moving on from SNL. I'm getting really bored with his schtick on Weekend Update there.
     
  7. trainman

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    In fact, the New York Times article about this mentions that they're going to both be in studios inside 30 Rock, which I think is going to make them seem a bit too similar to each other.

    You'd think they would try to get a "street-level" situation for "The Tonight Show," as David Letterman has for "Late Show" -- I read somewhere that the theater that was the original home of "The Tonight Show," back in the Steve Allen days, is available -- but NBC is apparently not going with that option.
     
  8. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Would have rather seen Joel McHale do it but him getting Community picked up probably hurt that.

    Well I just hope that Colbert replaces Letterman.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I'll check out Seth when he makes the switch. I've enjoyed him on WU. It will be interesting to see if they change the format from the traditional monologue, sketch, guest, guest, music. Seems like I saw somewhere that they're going to do something more like The Daily Show and make it cheaper to produce.
     
  10. JYoung

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    I'd think that having both shows being in New York is really going squeeze out Letterman on the guest front.
     
  11. GoPackGo

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    Nope. There's an unwritten rule that the 12:30 show won't have the same guest in the same week as the 11:30 show. So Fallon/Meyers won't have the same guests, freeing the guest up for Letterman/Stewart/Colbert.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    But having Letterman and Fallon both competing for 11:35 guests will make it that much tougher for each of them to get guests. And it will make it that much easier for Kimmel and Conan to book guests in LA. I won't be surprised if this move actually boosts Kimmel into the undisputed #1 spot, when it's designed to do just the opposite.
     

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