Seth Meyers recently shot down the rumors that he will be the next co-host to sit beside Kelly Ripa on “Live!” when the new season kicks off in a couple of weeks, saying he loves the job he has (at Saturday Night Live).
“No, no, no, no, no,” he said when asked about the show. “I’m really in love with the job I have.”
However, it was recently announced that he’s teaming up with SNL creator Lorne Michaels for a sitcom project for NBC’s 2013 fall lineup. He’ll be working with his brother, MadTV‘s Josh Meyers, as well as Peter Grosz from The Colbert Report.
The project, which is so far unnamed, will see Meyers write and star with Michaels producing. I’m guessing that’s the real reason Meyers turned down the “Live!” spot, despite being well-received during several stints as guest host on the show. As for Kelly Ripa, apparently she’d rather have her BFF Anderson Cooper take the job, although it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
“We have a connection like nobody else,” she said. “I worship him!”