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Seth Meyers Channels Don Draper in the New AMC Series 'Bad Men'

In anticipation of the premiere of Mad Men's final season this Sunday, Seth Meyers and the Late Night crew made three parody videos of an AMC spinoff called Bad Men that riff off Draper's irresistibly suave way of selling the most seemingly impossible ad pitches to clients. Click through for the other two installments in the series.

Inside SXSW's "Inside 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'" Panel

It’s only been on the air for two weeks, but Late Night with Seth Meyers already has a best-of reel and its own dedicated (sometimes intense) fans. A sizzle reel of interviews and clips of the new show kicked of the “Inside Late Night” panel at South by Southwest on Saturday afternoon, and the packed auditorium was filled with long-time fans of the former "Weekend Update" host, including one who told Meyers, “I wish I had your face so I had a girlfriend.” Meyers was joined by Late Night producer (and longtime SNL writer) Mike Shoemaker and moderator Olivia Munn to discuss the new show, which Meyers called a [...]

What to Expect from 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Seth Meyers's iteration of NBC's long-running series Late Night starts up this week. While it'll be a traditional late night show in most regards, every talk show has its own unique flavor and regular segments, and early reports of Meyers's Late Night indicate that it'll stand apart from the pack by having a hip band led by Fred Armisen, featuring different kinds of guests from its competitors, and using regular characters more than any talk show with frequent use of SNL cast members, past and present, and Late Night writers on-camera.

Here's a rundown of what Late Night with Seth Meyers will look like:

Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen Talk All Things 'Late Night'

Late Night successor Seth Meyers is on the cover of this month's issue of The Hollywood Reporter, which includes a lengthy interview with the former longtime Weekend Update anchor and SNL head writer about his journey to the late night throne. It's full of SNL anecdotes from Meyers and his collaborators and also has a nice glimpse into his first few years as a cast member back before he found his footing:

He joined the cast in 2001, the same year Amy Poehler did, but it would take him a few seasons to get comfortable. "I had so much self-doubt about my role on the show," he says, [...]

Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and More Will Be Seth Meyers's First Guests

Late Night with Seth Meyers is premiering on NBC on Monday, February 24th, and the show just announced the list of guests for its first week. Here's the full list:

Mon., Feb. 24: Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World.

Tues., Feb. 25: Kanye West and author Robyn Doolittle (Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story).

Wed., Feb. 26: Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley and musical guest Brad Paisley.

Thurs., Feb. 27: Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

Fri., Feb. 28: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush and comedian Michael Che.

Meyers said a year ago that he wanted his former "Weekend Update" co-anchor [...]

IFC Orders News Shows from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rob Huebel

In addition to renewing Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys this morning, IFC announced today that they've picked up two new series.

The first, American Storage, stars Rob Huebel as a bachelor who starts living in a storage unit and befriends the guy who works there (newcomer John Karna). It was created by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who co-wrote the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors and based American Storage on their 2006 short film of the same name. IFC has ordered 8 episodes of the show, which will premiere sometime in 2015.

The second new IFC show is called American Documentary, created by Fred [...]

Looking at the Debut Week of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Seth Meyers had his first week as the new host of Late Night last week, and after eight years as SNL's Weekend Update anchor, he came prepared for the new gig with plenty of experience delivering punchlines and riffing opposite wacky characters and real-life celebrities. It's too early to fairly judge Seth's version of Late Night before he and his staff get a chance to settle into their new roles, but here's a preliminary look at what the show already does well, what it can improve, and what its debut week indicates for its future.

Revisiting the 'Late Night' Debuts of Letterman, Conan, and Fallon

Tonight sees the premiere of the fourth iteration of NBC’s Late Night franchise, with Seth Meyers taking over the position previously held by David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. In honor of Meyers’s debut, we decided to look back at those of his three predecessors. Each host’s first night came with some of the same: characters, bits, and segments that would return in the future, and ones that failed, often due to nerves. Although it’s unfair to judge a host based on their first show alone, it’s interesting to look back at how each era of the show started.

Saturday Night's Children: Seth Meyers (2001-2014)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Now that Jimmy Fallon has taken over The Tonight Show, Seth Meyers — whose last SNL episode was just over two weeks ago — is poised to take over for him on Late Night. The post-SNL path to success usually isn't that simple for veterans of the show, or as Lorne Michaels put it: "You're a star on SNL. That does [...]

Seth Meyers Shares the Stage with His Writers in These New 'Late Night' Promos

Late Night with Seth Meyers released five new promos over the weekend featuring Seth and a bunch of his writers posing as various crew members, from new hires Amber Ruffin, Andrew Law, and Michelle Wolf to Ben Warheit, Conner O'Malley, Alison Agosti, Peter Grosz, Chioke Nassor, and more. This is a great sign that Meyers plans to follow through on his plans for a show that will often feature its writers as recurring characters — click through for the four other promos.

Seth Meyers and Ike Barinholtz Reminisce About Living in Amsterdam Together in Their Early 20s

The Mindy Project cast member Ike Barinholtz was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, and he and Meyers ended up telling stories about the time they spent living in Amsterdam working for the comedy group Boom Chicago. It involved a lot of riding old bikes, being chastised by Dutch people, and punching taxi drivers.

A Look at the Debut Episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

After a long wait, Late Night with Seth Meyers finally premiered after Fallon's Tonight Show last night with guests Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World. While there was definitely a bit of first-episode nerves apparent throughout the episode, Meyers brought the charm he's known for having on Weekend Update, and Poehler broke the ice as his very first guest interview. Above, watch Meyers deliver his first Late Night monologue, then click through to check out some other highlights from the episode, including Poehler and Biden's interviews as well as the very Fallon-esque cold open.

'The Onion' Reports on the Death of Beloved 'SNL' Character "Seth Meyers"

Here's a sponsored video The Onion made for Late Night with Seth Meyers, in which they cover the recent SNL plot twist that killed off beloved character "Seth Meyers" and get a statement from Steve Peterson, the actor who played Seth on the show for 13 years.

Seth Meyers Says Stefon Will Appear on 'Late Night'

It looks like Seth Meyers's most popular "Weekend Update" guest will be popping up on Late Night once he takes over NBC's 12:35am show. As a guest on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live last night, Meyers told host Andy Cohen, "Bill [Hader] and I spoke during my last SNL, and we do think [Stefon] will turn up eventually." Meyers added, "The thing that's great is that all the SNL actors … are just a few floors away," but said that he wants to establish his version of Late Night as its own thing and that Lorne Michaels, who produces both shows, cautioned him about making his new show too [...]