Is Late Night With Seth Meyers new tonight? (May 2, 2023)
Late Night With Seth Meyers is one of the most popular late-night talk shows on TV right now. Fans tune in nightly on NBC following The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to be entertained by Meyers and Co.
Unfortunately, we have some bad news for fans who are regularly tuning in to watch new episodes of Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Is Late Night With Seth Meyers on tonight?
Technically, yes, there is an episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC tonight. The kicker is that it’s not a new episode of Late Night. And, it looks like we probably won’t be seeing Late Night With Seth Meyers anytime soon.
Why isn’t Late Night With Seth Meyers new?
Originally, the plan was for new episodes of Late Night all week long. There was just a new episode on Monday, May 1, 2023.
But, at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, the Writers Guild of America decided to strike, which means the late-night writers weren’t coming to work on Tuesday. While NBC has not commented yet on the repeat episodes of Late Night With Seth Meyers, CNN reported that Meyers announced Late Night would honor the WGA’s strike.
Until an agreement is reached between the studios, networks, and writers’ union, we have to assume that Late Night With Seth Meyers will not air new episodes.
We’ll have to wait for the official word from NBC on how long we’ll see reruns of Late Night. In the past during the writers’ strikes, late-night hosts were forced back on stage without their staff. It doesn’t look like that is in the cards right now, but it’s possible it could happen if the strike continues through the summer and into fall.
Hopefully, we’ll see the studios and network meet the writers at the table and get this all sorted without it lasting a long time.