“Chelsea Lately” to end this summer with live, hourlong event

E! announced today that its late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, hosted by Chelsea Handler, will end its seven-year run this summer, with the one-hour series finale airing live Aug. 26 at 11pm ET/PT. Leading up to it will be a month-long celebration of special episodes and surprise guests.


“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 Suzanne Kolb, president of E! in a release. “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.”

“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,” said Chelsea Handler in the release. “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.​”

E! says that new episodes of Chelsea Lately will continue to air weeknights at 11pm ET/PT leading up to the Aug. 26 series finale.


Chelsea Handler photo: Timothy White/E!