Fallon has fallen, Oliver is over, Meyers is in the mire, Cohen can get goin, and Corden -- you can carpool on out of here. There's a new chat host in town.
Elmo is getting his own late night talk show... except it won't be on that late.
In a win for puppet representation on late night television, Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street, announced last Thursday that it's developing a talk show hosted by everyone's favorite furry red monster.
The format will reportedly follow that of his after dark rivals Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel et al., in which he will chat to A-list celebrities.
While we don't know when the show will air just yet, production is slated to begin next month. We also don't know what time it will air, but it will likely be "early day" rather than "late night".
The show, titled "The Not Too Late Show With Elmo," is a part of a deal between HBO Max and Sesame Workshop and will also include five new seasons of "Sesame Street" and two new animated series, right off the heels of the children's show's 50th anniversary.
According to Sesame Workshop, the Elmo talk show will be "a family-centric live-action take on a late-night talk show, 'The Not Too Late Show with Elmo' -- featuring Sesame Street's celebrity friends."
Elmo Monster is hardly a newcomer on the late-night show scene though; he once stayed up past his bedtime to join John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight", and has appeared on "Late Night" at least seven times.
Plus, he's also had a fair bit of experience interviewing celebrities including like Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama ... and pretty much every other celebrity from Amy Adams to Billy Zane.