‘Saturday Night Live’: Seth Meyers will stay on until 2014 before hosting ‘Late Night’

SNLSeth Meyers is setting himself up to have one heck of a busy 2013-14 season. As you probably are aware of by now, the comedian has been appointed to team up with Lorne Michaels to host “Late Night with Seth Meyers” after Jimmy Fallon heads on over to “The Tonight Show” during the Winter Olympics.

Now, we have some more news to go along with that: Meyers is not going to be leaving his current post as Head Writer and “Weekend Update” host for at least another six months. During an interview on “The Today Show” Thursday morning, the comedian explained that he was simply not prepared to say goodbye to that right now, and will continue to read the latest news updates with a tinge of humor even while he prepares to launch a new show.

Meyers says that he is still very much in the early stages of figuring out what to do when it comes to this show, including setting the format, potentially getting a band, and determining his own interviewing style. He did tell Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie that he at least does have a few things going in his favor already:

1. He already knows a thing or two about making people laugh with simple jokes about the news.

2. He and Jimmy Fallon will work in the same building, so he will know where to go for advice.

3. He has some hosting experience already, having done “Live! with Kelly” prior to the hiring of Michael Strahan to be the replacement to Regis Philbin.

Hearing the news about Meyers staying on for “SNL” for at least the next few months is certainly welcome news for the show, especially when you consider everything that they have been through already. Jason Sudeikis may leave, and Fred Armisen and Bill Hader seem to be as close to locks as locks can be when it comes to saying goodbye.

Enough sad news for now, though, when it comes to “SNL”. If you want to watch a preview for this weekend’s finale hosted by Ben Affleck, you can do so over at the link here.

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