Seth Meyers Says He ‘Won’t Try to Deconstruct the Late Night Model’


Seth Meyers is set to take over NBC’s 12:35am franchise Late Night in February. With the premiere still seven months away, we (and Meyers) don’t know much about what his version of Late Night will look like, but Meyers and told EW today a little about his plans for the show:

One of the main things we’re doing now, which will be the most essential part of the success of the show, is staffing. You’re trying to find people who you trust and like their comedic voices. That’s been a really fun part of this summer so far. I don’t think we’re gonna try to deconstruct the late night model. But I feel like every time one of these shows succeeds, it’s because it’s built around the strengths of the host. So we’re trying to recognize my strengths. [Laughs]