Seth Meyers on Filming Late Night at Home and Expanding Beyond Linear TV

Broadcasting from his attic during the pandemic, the NBC host is busier than ever

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During the pandemic, Seth Meyers has been shooting Late Night remotely from his attic. Lloyd Bishop/NBC

As the Covid-19 pandemic intensified on March 12, causing Late Night With Seth Meyers to cancel that evening’s show and begin at least a two-week hiatus, the host had no idea how much his world was about to change. “I didn’t think past those two weeks,” Meyers says now. “I thought, Oh, this is fortuitous that we have a scheduled week off and obviously a bummer that we’ll miss a week of shows, but I certainly didn’t think that this was going to be this long.”

This story first appeared in the June 15, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.