The host of the late night show The Late Show with David Letterman and the host of ABC’s The View, Seth Meyers, is retiring at the end of the year.
He will be hosting the NBC comedy series The Nightly Show.
Meyers’ departure comes as the show has been under attack from conservatives and Democrats alike over its use of the word “nigger.”
The show has a long history of racist jokes.
Meyer’s show aired from the George Washington University campus for eight years until it moved to NBC’s headquarters in New York.
It was a network staple until 2013, when it moved from ABC to Fox after it was axed.
After the move, Meyers said he was “dumbfounded” when he saw how racist the jokes were.
He said he felt that the show was “not relevant in the age of the internet,” and that he felt he needed to make a change.
“I felt like it wasn’t relevant in a time when I could do a show like this on my phone,” Meyers told Entertainment Tonight.
“And that is why I took a break.
I’m not a big internet guy.”
He said that he and his wife were on the verge of divorce at the time.
“There’s a lot of hurt and anger,” he said.
“People say, ‘I’m glad you’re going.’
I’m glad that I’m going.
I think we both have a lot to deal with.”
The news of Meyers retirement comes after ABC’s Stephen Colbert stepped down as host of The Late Late Show, which airs from 9 p.m. to midnight on the network.
“We all know that Stephen Colbert’s time on television is one of the best in the history of late night,” ABC said in a statement.
“It’s a privilege to be working with him and hope he continues to contribute to our show.”
CBS has yet to announce its plans for a replacement for Colbert.