Add Seth Meyers to the growing list of late-night hosts going live during this month’s political conventions. In the case of NBC’s Late Night host, he will broadcast live at 12:35 AM ET the evening of Thursday, July 21, from his Studio 8G in Rockefeller Center. That’s the same night as the final session of the Republican National Convention from Cleveland, in which presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump will give his acceptance speech.
Meyers, of course, has banned Trump from his show, since Trump banned WaPo from his campaign press pool. That has worked out well, given that Trump has never expressed any interest whatsoever in guesting on Meyers’ show.
Late last month, Meyers, on behalf of NBC, offered to give the network’s former reality star his own 13-episode order for a new drama series in which he would get to play POTUS. To date, NBC has not heard back from Trump about the offer (which, Meyers has consistently noted, NBC has not approved, or heard of, before he first mentioned it on his late-night show). Meyers has advised Trump to take some time to think about whether he wants the burden of actually being POTUS “or just want to be president in your natural habitat: television.”