By Don Kaplan and Stephen Rex Brown
Seth Meyers will take over “Late Night” in 2014.
The “Saturday Night Live” head writer and host of the “Weekend Update” segment will be the fourth host of the 12:30 a.m. show on NBC when he succeeds Jimmy Fallon, who is getting promoted to the “Tonight Show.”
“Every discussion led to Seth,” said an NBC source. “He’s brilliant, got the talent, the chops and Lorne (Michaels) loves him.”
Meyers, 39, will hit the airwaves in February next year — around the same time NBC begins coverage of the Winter Olympics. Around the same time, Fallon, 38, will be filling the big seat of Jay Leno.