Seth Meyers signs Late Night contract extension through 2028

The late night host plans to charm audiences for four more years.
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Season: 5 -- Pictured: Seth Meyers -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Season: 5 -- Pictured: Seth Meyers -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC) /

Seth Meyers was a natural fit for late night. He was the head writer for Saturday Night Live for several years, and he served as the Weekend Update chair, which is effectively a condensed version of a talk show. He's proven to be a solid late presence over the last decade, and NBC has recently proved that they want to keep him around.

Meyers renewed his Late Night contract with NBC, according to Variety. Mere months after he hit the hallowed mark of ten years on the air, the network decided that they wanted the talented entertainer to hold down his time slot until 2028.

Meyers' production company will also work with NBC

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Katie Hockmeyer, the executive vice president of late night programming for NBCUniversal, issued a statement after the contract renewal was made official. She praised Meyers' longevity, and the role that his show plays within the network's larger schedule.

"Over the last 10 years, Seth has resonated with his audience night after night with a sharp monologue and established segments," she noted. Hockmeyer, who also confirmed a contract extension between NBC and Meyers' production company, Sethmaker Shoemeyers, to produce content beyond Late Night, was confident that they could achieve even greater things in the future:

"We’re so happy to continue this legacy franchise with Seth at the helm and watch him continue to elevate the success of 'Late Night.'"

Meyers recently celebrated 10 years of late night

Late Night with Seth Meyers - Season 7
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 895 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor David Harbour during an interview with host Seth Meyers on October 7, 2019 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC) /

Meyers has been in a reflective period as of late, given the show's aforementioned anniversary. He talked to The Wrap about his experiences, and how his approach to late night has changed based on what he now knows and where the country has been through since 2014.

"When you start a show like this, out of the gate your main goal is survival," he told the outlet. "You have to be competent first and then you can sort of start taking bigger swings, and ultimately that’s what we did."

The approach evidently worked. As with any good late night presence, Meyers will continue to serve as a beacon of consistency.

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