Chelsea Handler Reportedly in Talks With CBS For Her Own Late-Night Talk Show

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By Shari Weiss

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Chelsea Handler is reportedly in talks with CBS for her own late-night show.

The news comes just one day after David Letterman announced he plans to retire from the “Late Show,” and less than a week after Handler’s manager revealed she won’t be renewing her “Chelsea Lately” contract with E!.

According to The Wrap, discussions with Handler began before Letterman’s decision, when she talked with the network about possibly taking over the 12:30 a.m. slot currently held by Craig Ferguson and the “Late, Late Show.”

But “Handler now has her eye on Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ spot instead,” says the outlet, despite alleged overtures from other networks such as FX and CNN/HLN, and interest in Sirius XM radio, too.

If it pans out, Handler would be the first woman to host a late-night series on broadcast television since Joan Rivers’ short run on FOX more than 25 years ago.

It’s important to note, however, that at this point, nothing has been confirmed.

Gossip Cop reached out to a rep for Handler, but did not immediately hear back.

We’ll have updates.

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