Earlier this morning, as I was writing about Kristen Wiig’s deplorable stint as host of “Saturday Night Live,” I was talking about how most of us are so much more fond of cast members after they’ve left the show, while it’s rare that we love current cast members (at least those that have been long enough to wear out their welcome). Seth Meyers is actually one of those rare cast members who I can’t imagine liking more, and unlike Fallon’s rise to “Late Night,” I’m completely confident in Meyers’ ability to take over Fallon’s show. As has been rumored for months, that move has now been made official.
The other shoe in that scenario, of course, is who will replace Seth Meyers on “Weekend Update,” a decision that won’t likely be made until mid-summer. I am still rooting for John Mulaney, which seems at least somewhat more likely because NBC surprisingly did not pick up his sitcom, despite lots of buzz.