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.

Comments (18)
  1. Daniel Tosh?

  2. I was trying to figure out why someone would want that job… the hours are terrible, patter is terrible, placating to that audience is terrible… and then I remembered SNL has the weirdest hours ever. Maybe getting up at 1 a.m. to do patter with idiots is better? Maybe not? I don’t know.

    I’m glad I’m out of television.

  3. This post totally blew my mind. Not because of the Live! news, but because apparently his name is Seth MEYERS! With an “S”! I’ve been calling him Seth Meyer for years! Fuck me, man.

  4. Grant Shaud is still in the running to replace Gelman, though.

  5. true story:

    seth and his brother sat a few rows away from me at a Cubs/Red Sox game a number of years ago. we spent 9 innings watching 2 scantly clad fame whores try to get their attention and he treated them nicely when they gave up on “subtlety” and went for the hard sell, but otherwise laughed at what ridiculous creatures they were in a very charming, self-effacing way.

    anyway, he seemed like a cool enough guy, but i wonder if he’s ready to handle the wave of sexual attention that comes with morning TV.

  6. Has anyone ever seen clips of him on Martha Stewart? It’s kind of the best thing ever. He makes jokes that go completely over Martha’s head. I’d imagine his time on the Today Show being similar, but I’d miss him too much on Weekend Update.

  7. Wait. Are Michael Strahan and Josh Groban really the other two options? Does no one else want to host a morning news show? Those both seem like pretty far off from the first people I would call.

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