Chelsea Handler's Last Episode Of 'Chelsea Lately' To Air In August
Chelsea Handler’s last episode of Chelsea Lately will air on E! Tuesday, August 26, bringing an end to the Entertainment Channel’s late-night talk show.
Handler has hosted the half-hour program for seven years, bringing her scandalous flair to pop culture commentary and celebrity interviews.
E! Announces End Of Chelsea Lately
To celebrate Handler’s successful run on the network, E! will broadcast a month-long special celebration for the comedian, “complete with surprise guests and nods to Chelsea’s favorite episodes.”
In true Handler fashion, the outspoken comedian thanked the network for a “fantastic seven years,” adding, “I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went.”
E! President Suzanne Kolb was also quoted in the press release, commending Handler for being a unique voice on late night television.
“We are very proud of Chelsea Lately’s long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television. Chelsea brought a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary and we look forward to providing fans with a memorable send-off that lives up to that tradition. Most of all, we are grateful to the Chelsea Lately team for making this show so special for seven years,” Kolb said.
Chelsea Lately helped launch a few new late night shows, as every episode features a roundtable with three guest comedians. Ross Matthews was a frequent guest comedian on Chelsea Lately before he was given his own talk show on the network, Hello Ross. And fellow Chelsea Lately comedian, Whitney Cummings was also given her own show by the network, Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, but it was cancelled after one season.
Tonight at 11 on E for exclamation pic.twitter.com/muFCZzZU6Q
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 15, 2014
It’s unclear whether Handler will move on to another late night television show once her tenure at E! is over, though the comedian seemed to shoot down any speculation that she would take over a different late night show on Twitter in April.
I have never had nor will have any desire to take a job someone else has already had. Speculation to the contrary is inaccurate. Godspeed
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 16, 2014
The comedian has plenty of other projects to keep her busy. Handler is currently on her Uganda Be Kidding Me Live Tour and she just published her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, in March.
The final episode of Chelsea Lately will air Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 p.m. on E!.
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