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05/12/2013 02:32 pm ET Updated May 13, 2013

Seth Meyers On 'Late Night': NBC Names New Host

After months of speculation, Seth Meyers is officially taking over "Late Night" on NBC.

"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the 'Late Night' franchise," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement on Sunday.

"On behalf of Steve Burke, Ted Harbert and Paul Telegdy, we couldn't be happier that Seth and Jimmy Fallon will be continuing their careers at NBC after growing up in this network's late night legacy."

Meyers tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon.

In March, a source reportedly told Page Six that, "Lorne Michaels wants Seth to take over from Fallon. It would be perfect for him. Tina Fey’s name had also come up, but she has said she was too busy to do it.

No premiere date has been set for "Late Night with Seth Meyers," but Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer and Michael Shoemaker will act as producer.

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