It was announced a few days ago that Seth Meyers, EVERYONE’S favorite Meyers brother (so sorry Josh Meyers), was a front-runner to replace Regis Philbin (who left the show 45 million years ago) and join Kelly Ripa on Live! He was a crowd favorite. Everyone was gunning for him. “Finally, we’ll all be able to settle down, knowing that Live! has found a wonderful replacement for Regis, a man we thought could NEVER be replaced,” we thought. Well, as so often happens in showbiz, our dreams have been DASHED in the form of an interview done to promote a show at a casino in Orlando. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Speaking to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel in advance of his stand-up date July 19 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Meyers couldn’t have been more emphatic about his plans for the 2012-13 season. And they don’t include any live TV appearances while the sun is still out.
“No, no, no, no, no,” Meyers tells the Sun-Sentinel. “I know [Regis’ replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to SNL] for the election season, which is always fun.”
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! HOW DARE YOU. We were counting on you, Seth Meyers! Now whom will we be left with on this show that we will sometimes watch if we are home sick from work but cannot sleep and do not have the energy to look around for something else? HONESTLY, WHOM? Michael Strahan and Josh Groban are the other two people whose names are being tossed around, and I don’t even know who the first one is and I REFUSE to look him up. How dare you, Seth Meyers. I hope your show at the casino only goes MODERATELY WELL.