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Letterman's late-night slot is next likely opening — who should fill it?

Kevin Mazur / Today
David Letterman.

Want to host “The Tonight Show”? Take a number, and be prepared to wait in line 20 years.

If all goes according to plan, say comedy insiders, Jimmy Fallon will remain at the helm of the 49-year-old NBC institution for at least the next two decades. And Seth Meyers, who makes his “Late Night” debut Feb. 24, is another “Saturday Night Live” alum destined for a lengthy tenure in the after-midnight slot.   

So now that Fallon and Meyers have ascended to the only available thrones, who’s on deck for the next changing of the guard — especially if it's a seat vacated by David Letterman?

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