We knew it was coming but now we officially have a date to blackout on our calendars. Chelsea Handler’s late night duties on E! will come to an end in a one-hour episode airing at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26. We suggest you take off the day after so you don’t have to explain your puffy eyes to your boss.
The channel released a statement on May 28 from president of the channel Suzanne Kolb announcing the finale date and a month-long celebration leading up to the August 26 sign-off.
“We are very proud of Chelsea Lately’s long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late-night television,” the statement reads, with a nod toward Chelsea’s seven-year tenure as the sole female staying up late to keep people laughing.
“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” Suzanne continues. “Most of all, we are grateful to the Chelsea Lately team for making this show so special for seven years.”
Chelsea lent some of that wit and commentary to the statement, saying she’s “more surprised than anyone” that she “was able to hold down a job for seven years.”
Her time on E! had its fair share of ups and downs — something we non-famous folks can relate to. “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.”
Source: E! Online