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Grading late night’s newest hosts: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers

After a rapid game of late-night musical chairs, the dust is settling on the much-anticipated new landscape of 11:30 television. This fresh vista includes lessons on the evolution of hip-hop dancing with Will Smith, and Adam Sandler serenading Drew Barrymore while newly minted “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon provides a guitar soundtrack. Meanwhile, the memory of Jay Leno quickly fades away.

At 12:30, Seth Meyers is getting comfortable behind his new desk at “Late Night.” While he’s just a few shows in, the New Hampshire-bred funnyman is continuing the genial tone set by his predecessor (and now lead-in) Fallon, and his weeknight update is showing potential.

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