Fans of E! entertainer Chelsea Handler will be happy to learn that her show Chelsea Lately will run through the 2014 season as the host and executive producer signed a new contract this week.
Along with her agreement Handler has promised to develop and produce shows for E! and NBCUniversal through her production company Borderline Amazing Productions.
Handler’s show “After Lately” will also return for a second season on November 27 making her one of the network’s biggest power players.
According to an E! press release:
“Chelsea Lately,” which launched in July 2007, reigns as the highest-rated and most-watched late night talk show with Women 18-34, out-performing shows including “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report.” The series recently delivered its highest rated and most-watched telecast ever on October 10 at 11pm averaging nearly 1.8 million total viewers.
Speaking of their decision to renew the show into the foreseeable future E! President Suzanne Kolb revealed:
“Chelsea is an extraordinary talent whose smart, clever, no-holds-barred point of view has clearly been embraced by viewers,” while adding, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Chelsea as we build on the success of ‘Chelsea Lately,’ which has become the late night destination for young adults, and collaborate with Borderline Amazing Productions on developing even more hit shows.”
While Handlers new shows will first be pitched to E! and NBCUniversal she will still have the option to seek out another network if no deal can be reached.
In the meantime Handler will continue to perform to sold-out comedy shows around the country, all while continuing to grow her production company and personal brand.
Do you watch Chelsea Lately? If not would you be willing to watch new shows that have been created by Chelsea Handler and her team at Borderline Amazing Productions?