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Last Night's Emmy Awards Scored the Second Highest Ratings in Eight Years

The ratings for last night's Emmy Awards are in, and Seth Meyers's turn at the hosting gig raked in a big audience. A total of 15.6 million viewers watched the live ceremony on NBC, making it the most-watched night on network TV since the Oscars in March as well as the highest viewed Emmys in the last eight years, second only to last year's ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris that aired in September on a Sunday night with an NFL lead-in. Neither have met the 16.2 million viewer audience of the 2006 Emmys toplined by multiple-time host Conan O'Brien, the true king of the awards [...]

Amber Ruffin, John Lutz, and Conner O'Malley Go Through Seth Meyers's Luggage in This Emmy Awards Preview

Seth Meyers is hosting this year's Emmys on Monday August 25th, and NBC released a short teaser today that features Late Night writers Amber Ruffin, John Lutz, and Conner O'Malley as a trio of TSA agents who rummage through Seth's TV show-themed luggage.

'SNL' Review: Andy Samberg, with a Little Help From His Friends

SNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic bits and endless cameos by other past stars of the show. Usually this homecoming makes for an exciting night of television, with Lorne Michaels trotting out one of his prized horses to remind us of the joy this show has brought us over the years.

In this case, it reminded us how atypical of a cast member Andy Samberg was. His monologue joke that he appeared in "100 digital shorts and six live sketches" had a ring of truth: unlike all-star alums Will Ferrell [...]

Key and Peele Are Officially Two of the World’s Most Influential People

Time magazine unveiled its new list of the world's 100 most influential people, which includes both Late Night host Seth Meyers as well as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Meyers's longtime SNL collaborator Amy Poehler was tasked with writing his profile and called him "the best listener on television," while Judd Apatow wrote Key and Peele's profile titled "The New Faces of Funny." From Apatow's writeup, where he references his upcoming film project with the duo:

"We are writing a screenplay together, and I hope one day we make a movie. But regardless, every time I leave a meeting with them, I feel like I have [...]

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.

Read Some New Excerpts from the Updated 'Live from New York' Book

The new and extended version of Tom Shales and James Miller's SNL oral history book Live from New York isn't out until September 9th, but in the meantime THR has released a few exclusive excerpts from the book all about the show's more recent political satire, from how Tina Fey's Sarah Palin was born to why Robert Smigel's last TV Funhouse segment was rejected to Fred Armisen and Jay Pharoah's Obama impersonations. Here's Horatio Sanz on the opposing political sensibilities of former head writers Jim Downey and Seth Meyers:

I don't think the show itself has ever let its freak flag fly in the last 20 [...]

'SNL' Firing New Cast Members Displays a Show Still Deeply In Transition

Word has come down this week that SNL cast members Noël Wells, John Milhiser, and Brooks Wheelan have been let go from the show after one season, with Nasim Pedrad also leaving to work as a regular on Mulaney (a move that has long been anticipated) and Mike O'Brien's status currently in talks. Their departures don't come as too huge a shock — as we recapped at the end of last season, the three saw little screen time and had few memorable moments during the season. And while it must come as a disappointment to those actors and their fans, let's not forget that at least a third of everyone [...]

Seth Meyers Says He'd Be Bad at Hosting 'SNL'

"I would like to put [hosting SNL] a little bit farther in the future, mostly because I don’t think I’d be very good at it … It would be a thing I wouldn’t be able to say no to. Like [Andy] Samberg will be great when he does it for the season finale — that’s a no-brainer. It’s a some-brainer for me."

-Newly-minted Late Night host Seth Meyers, telling The Chicago Tribune why he is in no rush to return to host SNL. Don't expect to see "the Zinger Guy" come back on the show anytime soon.

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 [...]

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's 'The Awesomes' Gets a Third Season on Hulu

Seth Meyers and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker's superhero-themed animated web series The Awesomes is getting another season. Deadline reports that Hulu has renewed the series for a third season to debut sometime in 2015. Meyers voices the main character Prock while a ton of SNLers have also provided voices for the series, including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, and Bobby Moynihan. The second season premiered on Hulu earlier this month; click through to watch the first four episodes.

Breaking Down Each Cast Member's Contribution to 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the performers that make up SNL's current cast, including their overall contributions to the show, memorable roles, relative screen time, and prospects for returning next season.

SNL's 39th season was a crowded one. Record-breaking crowded, even. Six new hires, plus a seventh midseason, rose the total to 17, making the current cast the largest SNL has seen during its entire four-decade run, topping even the infamously bloated 1990-1991 season. That season only had [...]

Seth Meyers to Host the 2014 Emmy Awards This August

Two months after taking over Late Night and a day after being named one of Time's 100 most influential people, TV Line reports that Seth Meyers has signed on to host this year's Emmy Awards, which will air August 25th on NBC. This makes Meyers's first big-time awards hosting gig since the ESPY Awards and the White House Correspondents both in 2011. Said NBC's Paul Telegdy on the decision: "Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at SNL, as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night, makes him [...]

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 [...]