After seven long years, Chelsea Handler will be saying goodbye to E! and will be leaving her late night talk show Chelsea Lately.
On Wednesday, the network said in a statement that they would be ending the talk show with a special hour-long season finale on August 26, 2014.
“We are very proud of Chelsea Lately’s long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television,” said the president of E! Suzanne Kolb
“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.”
Chelsea has been very open about wanting to leave the show when her contract expires at the end of the year. During an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, Handler called E! a “a sad, sad place to live.” She continued by calling E! a failure and saying that they have no idea what they are doing. “They don’t know what they’re doing,” Handler added. “They have no ideas. It’s a failure.”
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— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) May 28, 2014
After E! announced the cancellation of the show, Handler provided a prepared statement that said she enjoyed her time spent on E! and the memories she made. “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,” she 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.”
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