Chelsea Lately has been a long-running frontrunner in the late-night talk show game, thanks in part to host Chelsea Handler’s ability to rip a guest to shreds and make it sound like she’s just roasting them rather than being malicious. But now, the funnylady is ready to move on, and will air the final episode in August.
“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. 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,” she said.
Handler has interviewed a slew of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz, Adam Levine, and Evan Peters, who sat down with her last week to talk about X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
The successful talk show has seen its share of controversy over the years, but Handler’s acerbic wit has kept audiences tuning in year after year. As of now Handler hasn’t said what she’ll be moving on to.
“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,” President of E! Suzanne Kolb said.
The final episode will air on August 26th at 11 pm.
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