Chelsea Handler’s E! Show ‘Chelsea Lately’ To End In August
Chelsea no more! After seven years E! decided to end "Chelsea Lately" four months before her contract ends with the network. The comedienne made clear she would find another home at the end of this year, hinting at the possibility of her own Netflix series. We will miss her!
"I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years," Handler said. "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."
"We are very proud of Chelsea Lately's long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television," E! president Suzanne Kolb echoed. "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."
The series finale will air on August 26 after a month-long celebration send off. Expect "special episodes" and "special guests" to include the late-night entertainment show. According to Deadline, "Chelsea Lately" ratings dropped 32% between 2010 and 2013 and steadily decreased into 2014.
Handler told Howard Stern the network was "a sad, sad place to live."
"They don't know what they're doing," she added. "They have no ideas. It's a failure."
Her manager Irving Azoff also confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Handler would find a new home after this year.
"Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires," Azoff told the publication. "She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas."
We are sure Handler will have no problem finding a new show elsewhere, and hopefully somewhere she is happier! Will you miss "Chelsea Lately?" Let us know why or why not below.