Late Night With Seth Meyers

TVLine Items: NBC Re-Ups Meyers, Jonah Hex on CW's Legends and More

Seth Meyers will remain behind the Late Night desk for years to come.

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.

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  1. Wordsmith says:

    If you have a time traveling team of DC Heroes, running into Jonah Hex is pretty much inevitable. He’s easily that universe’s most famous non-modern, non-future character.

  2. Jonah Hex is cool. Looking forward to it. Maybe they can make a tongue-in-cheek reference to his time in the 21st Century wasteland in the comics of the 80’s.

  3. Delilahhhh says:

    Loved Dillon in SHIELD last year, (despite the unfortunate fact that his character was mostly used as a foil for the Fitz/Simmons relationship) glad he’s got another role!

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Kudos to Fallon and Meyers for keeping NBC’s late night TV on a roll.

  5. peterwdawson says:

    Good for Meyers. He fills a certain niche and I’ve always loved how out there his wit could get.

    Not sure why a two-year anniversary is worth announcing but alrighty…

    Jonah Hex should be fun, hopefully step up from the film we got a few years ago that was not great.

  6. I love Fallon then jump to James Corden right after that is who are the real stars of late night now. I find Meyers to be doing the SNL news schtick makes for a boring talk show. I wanted to like it but I can’t get into his show.

  7. AnnieM says:

    *sigh* I miss Craig Ferguson’s ‘Late Late Show’. Looking very much forward to his History Channel series ‘Join Or Die’ in February.