Shalom Life | April 19, 2014

Sorry, Chelsea Handler Fans. She's Not Replacing Craig Ferguson

CBS quashed the rumors regarding Handler taking Ferguson's 'Late Late Night' spot

By: Ashley Ramnarain

Published: April 16th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Fortunately for Craig Ferguson, it looks like the host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler, won’t be replacing him on the Late Late Show just yet.

Rumours of Handler moving on to CBS were sparked when she posted an instagram photograph featuring herself, with a handful of papers with the CBS logo on them, captioned “business meeting”. However, CBS was quick to dispel any rumours and a representative released a media statement.

“There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group,” a CBS representative told The Hollywood Reporter.

It seems that Handler won’t be moving to CBS anytime soon. With David Letterman’s retirement just around the corner, Handler was originally one of the few hosts being considered. However as CBS announced Stephen Colbert as Letterman’s successor on the Late Night show, rumours of Handler replacing Craig Ferguson started to circulate as his contract will expire very soon.

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