Paris, 2022-01-04 13:20:54. Seth Meyers cancels a week of ‘Late Night’ shows after testing positive for COVID-19
NBC will cancel this week’s planned episodes of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” after the host tested positive for COVID-19, presenting the latest challenge to late-night television programs as they navigate production amid the pandemic.
Myers announced his condition via a tweet on Tuesday, stating that he is fine and is fully vaccinated with a booster dose. Myers hosted an original broadcast on Monday, talking to guests including Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley of “This Is Us” and musician David Byrne.
“Late Night” isn’t the only show in the early hours facing the challenges of giving a show amid the spikes of the coronavirus.
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” had to retool its annual holiday episode in December due to contagion fears, running an episode hosted by Paul Rudd and a handful of others that provided largely taped clips and sketches, with no live audience and no music. visitor. Myers’ Late Night co-star Jimmy Fallon announced earlier this week that he tested positive for COVID-19 during a planned hiatus on NBC’s “Tonight”, but has since recovered.
The other hosts had to deal with this issue as well. HBO had to cancel the broadcast of Bill Maher’s “Real Time” in May last year when Maher tested positive.
Most programs spent months broadcasting “at home” shows that showed hosts standing from a room in their house; A garage or even part of a regular studio, with only a structural crew in place. All shows have returned to the in-studio habitat, with live audiences and audition.
The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) and the good news is I’m feeling fine (thanks for the vaccines and the booster!) We’ll be canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what a great site we’ll try as a studio!!!
– Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) Jan 4, 2022
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