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Who'll replace Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night'?

11:28 PM, Apr. 5, 2013  |  Comments
Seth Meyers
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Jay Leno is out at "The Tonight Show"; Jimmy Fallon is in. Now the question on everyone's lips is who will be the new host of "Late Night"?

The candidates might include Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Chelsea Handler, Andy Cohen and W. Kamau Bell.

"Weekend Update" anchor Meyers is already rumored to be a top contender for the job. Like Fallon, he's spent nearly his entire career at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where he's been a "Saturday Night Live" cast member since 2001 and head writer since 2006. He's also proved himself adept at the more celebrity-driven talk format, with well-received guest-hosting stints opposite Kelly Ripa on "Live!"

While Meyers certainly seems like the no-brainer choice to take over for Fallon, he would do little to diversify the overwhelmingly white, male ranks of late-night television. Handler's contract at E! is up in 2014, and her bad-girl act would certainly bring a new perspective to the network airwaves (and keep the standards guys on their toes).

On FX, there's "Totally Biased" host Bell, who offers both diversity and an edgy political point of view. Russell Brand's "Brand X" hasn't gotten the kindest reviews, but he's English, and that's at least a little different, right?

Though there's almost no imaginable scenario in which Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert would abandon their Comedy Central shows for a later time slot with a smaller audience, as "The Daily Show's" "senior women's issues correspondent," Kristen Schaal is reliably hilarious.

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