boy girl! This could be huge!
David Letterman recently announced that he’s retiring, and everyone has been buzzing about who will take the late-night legend’s place!
Well, Chelsea Handler is also leaving her network after this year, and the timing seems to be right!
The Chelsea Lately host has reportedly been in talks with CBS about her own syndicated late-night show.
At first, she shot them down, so they offered her Craig Ferguson's 12:30 a.m. show. But when Letterman announced his news, Miz Handler was back in the discussion.
However, Chelsea is already looking at opportunities for a weekly Sirius XM show, with a taped version on Netflix. She’s also been reportedly approached by CNN, HLN, and FX.
The thing that could throw a wrench into all of this is that Ferguson has the right of first refusal to Letterman’s spot, but since his numbers didn’t add up to Jimmy Fallon’s when they were in the same spot, CBS might look elsewhere anyway.
If she does get the gig, Chelsea would break the dry spell of female late-night show hosts, since the last one was Cynthia Garrett from 2000-2001.
We’d love to see not only Handler, but a woman in general on late night television!
P.S. CLICK HERE to see our other picks for Letterman’s replacement!
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