Chelsea Handler Exits 'Chelsea Lately' in August

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie "This Means War" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. February 8, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash

Chelsea Handler to end talk show in August

As of August 27, Chelsea Handler will leave her late-night talk show position. In a recent press release, E! announced Chelsea Handler's TV series' Chelsea Lately will end their run on Tuesday, August 26.
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.
Many people have mixed opinions about Chelsea Handler. But, she had a loyal audience until a The Hollywood Reporter article was published. Earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter published a story saying that Chelsea Handler had been dissatisfied with the network and wanted to leave at the end of the year. According to Gawker, "in March, when that Hollywood Reporter story came out, her viewership was down to 572,000 a night (compared to 839,000 in 2010)." After Chelsea Handler leaves, there will be no female late night talk show hosts on U.S. TV. Chelsea Handler she moved from New Jersey to Los AngelesCalifornia to pursue an acting career, and two years later, became a stand-up comic after telling her story about a DUI to a class of other offenders, who found it funny. Discuss this story with fellowProject Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

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