Could Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers be NBC’s new late-night lineup?

Late Night with Jimmy FallonEven though Jimmy Fallon may not be potentially taking over “The Tonight Show” until the fall of next year, does NBC already seemingly have a replacement in mind for “Late Night”? If we are to believe some of the reports out there now, it does appear as though there are some major internal discussions going on.

According to the New York Post, longtime “Saturday Night Live” member and “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers is a favorite of Lorne Michaels to land the position, and he is someone who certainly knows Fallon well thanks to the hit sketch show. In some ways, a Meyers hire would make perfect sense in that he’s already familiar with quick jokes, has a following already on NBC, and will have guidance every step of the way.

However, there are a number of other things to consider:

1. Meyers would bring a slightly different flavor to “Late Night” than Fallon has, as he is known more as a comedian rather than a performer. Would the show still be as wacky with Seth around, since he by and large plays the straight man in most interviews on “SNL”?

2. Would Meyers move to Los Angeles? It doesn’t seem prudent for both of the network’s late-night hosts to be in New York City, since this would pretty much mean that Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson would have the lion’s share of late-night guests to themselves in Los Angeles.

As of right now, reps for NBC and for Meyers are not commenting on this report.

What do you think about this idea: is Seth a worthy replacement for Jimmy if he takes Leno’s spot, or should NBC really look to expand their range beyond just people with “Saturday Night Live” backgrounds? If you want to also check out whether or not Leno could leave earlier than expected, you can do so over at the link here.

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