Seth Meyers will offer a closer look for a few more years after his contract with NBC is renewed.
The comedian has made an agreement to host Late night with Seth Meyers until 2025, which should take him to around 1,800 episodes of the series.
In addition, he also signed a global deal for Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, the production company with which he runs Late at night with Seth Meyers showrunner Mike Shoemaker, with Universal Studio Group until 2025. The company, which produces Peacock’s AP Bio and The Amber Ruffin Show, previously had a first look deal with the studio.
“Seth is a rare talent who makes America laugh and think every night,” said Katie Hockmeyer, executive vice president, Late Night Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “His ‘Closer Look’ segments are classic combinations of comedy with commentary. Seth is a brilliant comedian, interviewer and political commentator. His voice matters more than ever.
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The former SNL star and editor had already signed a five-year contract in 2016. This means that NBC’s two main night hosts have signed up again afterwards. Tonight’s show host Jimmy Fallon extended his contract in November.
Late night with Seth Meyers broke the 1,000 episode mark last year with Meyers telling Deadline he didn’t expect to reach that milestone so quickly. He returned to the studio in September after six months of filming the show at home and in an attic.
The A Closer Look segment of the show has been a particularly popular segment over the past twelve months and accounts for almost 60% of the show’s YouTube viewers, averaging 3.3 million views per installment. Meyers also hosted a prime-time Closer Look special ahead of the election.
Late night with Seth Meyers has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series over the past four years and the next challenge is to break into the main Late Night Emmy category, which gave the show’s performance during the pandemic , the protests of last year and the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency, he should be launched with a shout.
NBC also highlighted the show’s rating performance, saying it ranked number one in the 12:30 p.m. slot – against The Late Late Show with James Corden – in the demo of 18-49 year olds and the total number of viewers and over-indexing among households with an income of over $ 100,000 and over and among households with four years and over of college.
Late at night with Seth Meyers is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television with Shoemaker as showrunner and Lorne Michaels as executive producer.