E! Picks Up ‘Chelsea’ Through 2009


Chelsea Lately, E! Entertainment Television’s late-night comedy talk show featuring comedienne and best-selling author Chelsea Handler, will continue with new episodes through 2009, officials said Thursday.

Chelsea Lately, which debuted in July 2007, airs weeknights at 11:30 p.m. Chelsea Lately continues to show significant growth, including a household ratings gain of 21% in third quarter from its performance a year ago. The strongest demo for the show is women 18 to 34.

The half-hour show offers an irreverent look at entertainment news and celebrity culture. A roundtable of guests join Handler each show to discuss top breaking-news stories, celebrity updates and other hot topics of the day.

Chelsea Lately also features one-on-one celebrity interviews and comedic field packages. Upcoming guests include T.I., Lance Bass, Ali Landry, Jenny McCarthy, Sean William Scott, Amy Sedaris and Tom Bergeron.