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Chelsea Handler Could Get A CBS Show! Will She Score David Letterman’s Gig?!

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chelsea handler could take david letterman late night slot

Oh 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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23 comments to “Chelsea Handler Could Get A CBS Show! Will She Score David Letterman’s Gig?!”

  1. James says – reply to this


    Team Chelsea!!!

  2. wanker says – reply to this


    there are too many rules she would have to follow on cbs. not worth it if she's having to apologize for her jokes all of the time. i'd rather her do sirius (which i dont have bc im poor) and taped episodes for netflix (which i pirate bc im poor). say no to cbs!

  3. Cayan says – reply to this


    I would also love to see a female on late night; but please NOT her. Noooo thank you. Not as a replacement for Letterman.

  4. Lauren says – reply to this


    She would end up broke with all the fines she would have to pay to FCC. I don't think network TV is for her….and hopefully she won't take David Letterman's place…please no…why not Craig Ferguson?

  5. 5

    She is MUCH too disliked in the industry and burned too many bridges to be viable for CBS.

  6. P says – reply to this


    CBS would have to be crazy to put her in place of Letterman. That filthy mouth of her's does not impress.

  7. 7

    Oh no!!!! Her humor is so tired, cynical and mean…cant they hire someone fresh?

  8. Canada Guy says – reply to this


    Have they never seen her show? She isn't funny, she's a cheap insult comic.
    She would be funnier with a prop puppet than she is at just talking.
    It would be great for the other talk show hosts if she got the job, but the show she gets would be circling the drain in no time.

  9. hardy says – reply to this


    Whatever happened to Joan Rivers? She can show restraint when she needs to and has the talent. Does every potential host have to have twenty years in 'em?

  10. hardy says – reply to this


    What ever happened to Joan Rivers? does every candidate for the Late Show need to have twenty years in em. The narrow mind never suceeds in show biz. J Rivers can show restraint when she needs to.

  11. Barbara says – reply to this


    vulger women….nothing else to say about her

  12. Fitzzz says – reply to this


    Chelsea is over rated, overpaid
    If you take her salary, than divide by the number of viewers, turns out she is one of the top earners on TV
    I think she is very much another Brett Butler, and for those of you who don't know who Brett was, she was Chelsea about 20 years ago, very popular, major show, but drugs & booze did her in

  13. janie says – reply to this


    No, no, no!!! Don't like her or her disgusting humor. I'll never watch it. I'd love to see a woman in late nite, not her.

  14. honey says – reply to this


    layoff the cigs girl they are dragging you down

  15. 15

    NO, not a good match at all. She is not ready for "prime time". She needs to stay hidden on cable or sirius. She is too snide and mean for this show.

  16. Allcan says – reply to this


    I Love Her! Team Chelsea!

  17. 17

    Joan Rivers!!! would be perfect!!1 Chelsea no way not funny!

  18. Kitty says – reply to this


    Joan Rivers predicted this last week on Howard Stern. Chelsea is over rated and a terrible person. She's been bad mouthing E! for a while now. She only got her show on E! because she was dating Ted Harbert an executive for the network. I guess she got her show and was done with him, I wonder who she's sleeping withe over at CBS to get this opportunity.

  19. The smaggle says – reply to this


    how about an asian woman talk show host? That would be hot! I'd watch it.

  20. lionswimmer says – reply to this


    I agree with most of the commenters here: Chelsea is rude, cynical and uses the lowest form of "humor": trashing people (which isn't funny at all). She also needs to lay off the booze. Yuk.

  21. lionswimmer says – reply to this


    P.S. Cattiness is tired, Chelsea. So is bleached blond hair with dark roots.
    Wannabe more than a Wannabe? Clean up your act, big time.

  22. Max Hamar says – reply to this


    Re: Kitty
    Absolutely right Kitty. The only reason she has a show is from sleeping with Ted. Now she constantly complains about E! - where would she be without it? She is boring and bored with her show.

  23. lavender says – reply to this


    i love this woman…don't know what i'll do without her show