Chelsea Lately Closing its Lights on August 2014

By April Lara | 4 years ago
Chelsea Lately Closing its Lights on August 2014
Chelsea Handler at LA Direct Magazine’s “Remember to Give” Holiday Party. July 17, 2008. Wikimedia Commons/Tabercil

“Chelsea Lately” is coming to an end and the late night comedy talk show is closing its lights on August 2014. This frees Chelsea Handler to have a show on a different network. Her contract with E! expires at the end of 2014 but the closing of her show happens earlier than that.

In the field of late night shows, “Chelsea Lately” is the only late night show that is hosted by a woman. The show started in 2007 and it has become the signature lineup of E!

In a statement released by Hander which was published in a CNN report, she talked of her surprise about her show’s longevity of seven years.

“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,” said Handler.

According to MTV, another statement which was released last Wednesday (May 28, 2014) by E! President Suzanne Kolb, talks about how proud they are of “Chelsea Lately.”

“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,” said Kolb in the MTV report.

So far, there is still no news if Chelsea is going to make another late night show in a different network. Don’t worry “Chelsea Lately” fans, new episodes of the show will still continue to air every week at 11:00 p.m. until its series finale. So, watch out for it.

What do you think of “Chelsea Lately” ending? Are you sad to see it go? Do you want to see more of her in a different network? If she will come back as a late night host, which network would be the best for her? Share with us your thoughts by posting your comments below! For the latest news, recaps and spoilers about “Chelsea Lately” and other TV shows as well as entertainment news, make sure that you catch it here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons/Tabercil

About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.