At a TCA panel over the weekend, Seth Meyers announced that his last SNL episode will be Melissa McCarthy’s Super Bowl weekend episode on February 1st. “It’s heartbreaking, but I’m really happy I came back and did this first half of the year,” he told reporters. “There was talks when this came up – because I found out before my last show last year – and I knew I wanted to come back, and I’m really glad I did. The nice thing about SNL is that you’re so busy that you don’t have much time to reminisce.” Meyers joined SNL in 2001, has served as head writer since 2005, and has anchored Weekend Update for a record-breaking eight seasons. He also confirmed at TCA that his longtime Update co-anchor Amy Poehler is set to be his first Late Night guest when he takes over for Fallon on February 24th.
Talking to The Wrap, Meyers also spoke about plans for Weekend Update following his departure and dropped a big hint that another player will join Cecily Strong at the desk: “It’s still up in the air, but Cecily comes from that Chicago ensemble world and … she loves playing off of someone, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her with someone else.”