‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Loses House Band Due To Budget Cuts

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NBC has renewed Late Night With Seth Meyers through 2028, but budget cuts will result in the removal of the show’s house band, The 8G Band, led by Fred Armisen. The decision reflects the impact of streaming and YouTube on the television industry, leading to greater budget constraints. The band has been a part of the show for all 11 seasons, often featuring various guest artists sitting-in. Going forward, the band will still contribute music when necessary, but won’t be playing live. This news comes in the context of earlier NBC staff layoffs, and the crew associated with the band will also be affected. (COS)