It's official: SETH MEYERS from "Saturday Night Live" will take over for JIMMY FALLON on "Late Night" next year...after Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show".
There's no premiere date for Seth's debut...but Fallon is taking over for JAY LENO sometime after NBC broadcasts the 2014 Winter Olympics next February. So it'll be around that time.
Obviously, Seth will have to leave "SNL" at some point, but it sounds like he's staying onboard through this coming fall. The "New York Times" says he'll leave by January to devote all his time to preparing for his new show.
"SNL" boss Lorne Michaels is the executive producer of "Late Night".
Seth joked, quote, "I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice."
By the way, there's talk that the format of "Late Night" could be changed to something similar to the "Weekend Update" segment on "SNL"...or Comedy Central's "The Daily Show". But nothing has been decided yet.
Seth said, quote, "I don't want to make any broad pronouncements about how the show is going to be, whether it's going to be the same or different.
"But I have to draw on my background in improvisational comedy and sketch comedy and stand-up comedy and try to find some mix of that."
Just a classic Seth Myers clip here: