NBC announced Wednesday that Meyers’ talk show contract has been extended through February 2021.
“As a writer, performer and host, Seth has a rich history at NBC and we are thrilled that he’ll be at the helm of Late Night for many more years,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “His knowledge of both current events and pop culture is unparalleled and he brings that expertise to Late Night every night. The show couldn’t be in better hands.”
Looking way ahead, Meyers will also host a primetime Late Night special on New Year’s Eve at 10/9c, which will highlight all the major headlines and current events of 2016.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* The CW’s upcoming Legends of Tomorrow will introduce DC Comics character Jonah Hex, who will appear during an hour that is set in the Old West. Per Variety, the bounty hunter (who has yet to be cast) will debut in Episode 11 with the possibility to recur.
* The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will return to Los Angeles for another week of shows on Feb. 15 to Feb. 19. Additionally, Fallon’s two-year Tonight Show anniversary special will air Sunday, Feb. 14, at 9/8c on NBC.
* Dillon Casey (Nikita) will guest-star on Turn‘s third season as Lt. Randall, a Continental soldier in Washington’s camp whose good looks hide his ulterior motives, Variety reports.
* Veteran newsman Bob Schieffer, who retired in 2015, announced Wednesday that he will occasionally contribute to CBS News throughout the 2016 presidential election.