Seth Meyers is to host the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014.
The Late Night With Seth Meyers' host is set to front the 66th annual event for the first time on August 25, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which will air on NBC.
"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy.
The glamorous ceremony, which honors the best in primetime television programming, will be held one month earlier than usual, and on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, because of NBC's contractual commitment to televise Sunday Night Football.
Kanye West will be among the first guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The "Bound 2" rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World.
How will Seth Meyers run things on his Late Night show when he takes over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon?
For one thing, the former Weekend Update anchor hints that he'll be putting his own mark on the talk show: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."
Past co-workers and Saturday Night Live co-stars are offering up their speculations, too. "The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said.
Former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler points out that viewers can expect great interviews from Meyers: "He enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."
The SNL revolving door is still turning. On the heels of Will Forte’s announced departure, gossip hints that fans can expect to see three new faces when the new season debuts in the fall.
Want to get a look at the rumored newcomers? Follow the jump to get the scoop.
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Although the cast members of Saturday Night Live have not yet begun working with Betty White, they have nothing but great things to say about the Golden Girl.
“I’ve been a fan my entire life, so I’m extremely excited,” Kristen Wiig told the New York Post about their upcoming guest host. Bill Hader seconded Wiig’s enthusiasm. “I’m gonna be really starstuck by her,” he stated.
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Could a vampire be making its way onto NBC?
At the recent Primetime Emmy Awards, not one, but two, different Peacock stars expressed interest in snagging a particular Twilight star for their show.
In addition to an appearance from Paul McCartney, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin said he would also welcome a visit from Edward Cullen. “Well, I’m sure that Robert Pattinson has no shortage of shows that want him to come on, like Desperate Housewives and shows like that,” Baldwin admitted. “I’m sure those women would like to get their hands on Robert Pattinson.”
One of those other programs aiming to land the 23-year-old is Saturday Night Live. “We would love to get Robert Pattinson,” Seth Meyers said.
For now, the next thing the young star star is scheduled to star in is New Moon. That film hits theaters on November 20.
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She may in the middle of filming MacGruber, and her movie Extract may currently be in theaters, but there’s one thing Kristen Wiig won’t be doing: co-anchoring the Weekend Update.
Despite reports that the Emmy-nominated SNL star was to join Seth Meyers on the news desk, sources are now telling Entertainment Weekly that the buzz simply isn’t true. “It’s an Internet-fueled rumor,” the insider claims.
So who will eventually take over Amy Poehler‘s seat? (The Parks and Recreation actress will reclaim her spot in the first few shows of the season.) Since Meyers has managed to fly solo post-Poehler’s exit, it’s quite possible it’ll remain a one-man band.
Saturday Night Live will return on September 26.
(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)
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UPDATE: Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson have both been let go from the show.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two of SNL’s strongest female cast members, have moved on to other projects. So who will step into their shoes? Many are anticipating the arrival of two new women on the set, but this is a huge disservice to one who’s been quietly waiting for a chance to step into the spotlight.
Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad could be two bright spots in the upcoming 35th season of Saturday Night Live, both coming from comedy backgrounds. But SNL already has a funny female to light skits on fire; Kristen Wiig has been on the show for a few years now, and always manages to score laughs.
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Yesterday evening, Amy Poehler finally made it official: her days with Saturday Night Live are now over.
Although she was not expected to return after the birth of her son in October, Amy surprised audiences last Saturday when she appeared in two sketches. This weekend, she reunited with Maya Rudolph (I thought was gone from SNL too?) for another episode of “Bronx Beat” before joining Seth Meyers on the news desk.
You can Poehler’s emotional goodbye above and her skewering of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after the jump.
Despite the rumors that Jason Sudeikis would be taking over for Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update, it’s just been announced that Seth Meyers will be taking on the job. This comes from show creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels today, so it seems the rumors have finally been put to rest. Amy Poehler will continue her co-anchor spot on the Update segment. There were four cast members who auditioned for the job, but Michaels found Meyers to have the best chemistry with Poehler. Meyers is also one of the head writers for the show. Of the recent cast downsizing at SNL, Michaels said: “The show has succeeded and prospered to some degree on its ability to reinvent itself, and this was a time for everything to be re-examined.” Check out all the big changes when SNL begins on September 30th. Comic Dane Cook hosts.
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