IN NEW JUNE 20th ISSUE OF TV GUIDE MAGAZINE, SETH MEYERS DISCUSSES TRUMP’S NO-SHOW, AVOIDING UNNECESSARILY CRUEL JOKES AND PICKS OUT THE WOMEN WHO WOULD DO WELL IN LATE NIGHT
Seth Meyers (host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers) celebrated his TV GUIDE MAGAZINE cover story at New York City’s The Living Room at the W Hotel – Times Square. Hosted by TV Guide Magazine’s President Paul Turcotte and Editorial Director Nerina Rammairone, attendees included Steve Higgins (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, SNL), Hisham Tawfiq (The Blacklist), Ezra Edelman, (Director, O.J.: Made in America), LuAnn de Lesseps (The Real Housewives of New York City), Wyatt Cenac (comedian), K.K. Glick (Odd Mom Out), Bianca Espada (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills) and many more. The June 20th issue, featuring Meyers and hitting stands June 16th, marks the unveiling of a refreshed design of the magazine, the only publication that provides the solution to what’s worth watching.
At the event, Meyers remarked on his TV Guide Magazine cover which dubbed him “Prince of Late Night,” joking, “I’m 42 years old, so at my age being called the prince of anything is fantastic.”
And, in his lengthy and in-depth feature, Meyers touches on everything from why his dream guest would be Rihanna to discussing Trump’s no-show. Commenting on not having the presidential GOP nominee on Late Night, Meyers noted: “We had him on the books, but he had to cancel for a reason well within the realm of why candidates would cancel, so we didn’t take it personally. Since then, I’ve gotten the sense that he doesn’t want to come on my show.” Further ensuring Trump wouldn’t be in his guest chair anytime soon, on last night’s edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Meyers announced a ban on Trump appearing on his show, in response to Trump’s ban on various media outlets. On his thoughts on which women he’d love to see enter the late-night ring: “There are so many women who would be great. Chelsea Peretti [Brooklyn Nine-Nine] has a unique voice. Kristen Schaal [The Last Man on Earth] would be fantastic.”
Also featured is Oprah Winfrey, who reminisces about her talk show experience when discussing her new OWN drama Greenleaf. She says the creation of the series was a result of her “lightening up” but that “over the course of The Oprah Winfrey Show I tackled countless issues, and the one I really failed at was sexual abuse.”
Serving as guest contributor is The O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly, who examines how history needs to be approached on TV in order for a new generation to find it appealing. While commenting on his Killing series (which explores the deaths of historical figures), he says: “…people of all political persuasions watch history programming. I…think there’s a great disparity between those who are educated and those who are not. If you’re ill-educated, if you’re watching the Kardashians, you’re not going to watch history, generally speaking.”
The Last Ship postponed its premiere last Sunday as it had a scene about a night club shooting. This issue covers the show’s third season. “This is not a f_____ing comic book, and we’re not doing a superhero show,” said Dane.