NBC is keeping it all in the "Saturday Night Live" family.
The network today named funnyman Seth Meyers the new host of "Late Night." He will succeed Jimmy Fallon when he moves to "The Tonight Show" in 2014.
Lorne Michaels will executive produce "Late Night With Seth Meyers," which will originate from 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
"I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car," quipped Mr. Meyers, adding, "12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
The premiere date for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" will be announced at a later date.
The announcement was made today by Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment.
"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," Mr. Greenblatt said in a press release.
Last fall Mr. Meyers returned for his 12th season as a cast member, eighth season as head writer and seventh season as "Weekend Update" anchor.