Report: Seth Meyers to Replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night

Tonight Show Replacement

Seth Meyers.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that sources say Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update host Seth Meyers is the top choice to replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. Page 6’s source had this to say:

Lorne Michaels wants Seth to take over from Fallon. It would be perfect for him. Tina Fey’s name had also come up, but she has said she was too busy to do it.

For those who aren’t quite familiar with Seth Meyer’s comedic material, here’a quick sample:

This news comes days after rumors about Jimmy Fallon taking Jay Leno’s spot on The Tonight Show.

The Tonight Show is making its way from filming in Los Angeles to New York. NBC is currently in the process of constructing a state-of-the-art set for Jimmy Fallon at their lauded 30 Rock studios.

The Huffington Post even reported that the state of New York is even willing to give NY-produced television shows a tax break:

A Cuomo administration official said Thursday that New York is trying to lure TV shows from California with a proposed tax credit program and the Tonight show would qualify if it decides to move back to Manhattan. The show moved to Burbank in 1972 when Johnny Carson was host. The bill expected to be voted into law in coming days would provide a 30-percent tax credit for a “relocated television production.” Past and current tax credits have gone to new productions starting in New York, such as Law & Order. The bill also says it is intended for “a talk or variety program that filmed at least five seasons outside the state … (and) episodes are filmed before a studio audience of at least 200 more” with a budget of at least $30 million.