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Seth Meyers named Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” successor


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The long-simmering debate about who will be taking over “Late Night” is finally over: “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon will be handing the baton to “SNL” head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers. In retrospect, this absolutely makes sense and, truly, who else would NBC have considered for the spot?

Fallon has come a long way since playing Nick Burns, your company’s computer guy and snickering his way through sketches on live television to, yes, helming the freakin’ “Tonight Show” next year.

Meyers is a natural, given that he’s personally responsible for “SNL’s” most topical material. Regardless of whether you feel Weekend Update is still relevant in a post-“Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” world, all you need to do is imagine Meyers asking, “Have you heard about this?” before any of his WU stories, and, boom, instant monologue!

Additionally, Meyers has been with “SNL” since 2001 and has maintained a rather aggressive stand-up schedule given that he’s “SNL’s” top writer. The announcement here also explains why Meyers has been doing so much more stand-up this year, perhaps to get more into shape as he was being groomed for the spot. (He’s also got some dates coming up this summer, if you’re so inclined.)

So, now the question is: Who will replace Meyers for WU? My money’s on former “SNL” bandleader G.E. Smith, assuming it doesn’t interfere too much with his new gig as bandleader for the GOP.

Do you think Seth Meyers will make a good “Late Night” host? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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