E! Cancels ‘Chelsea Lately’

After a seven-year run, Chelsea Lately will go off the air, E! network announced Wednesday. The late-night show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler will air its final episode on August 26. “Chelsea brought a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary and we look forward to providing fans with a memorable send-off that lives up to that tradition,” said E! President Suzanne Kolb. E! has remained largely quiet amidst Handler’s own complaints about the network and her eagerness to move onto other projects. She was rumored to be a favored replacement for David Letterman, but Stephen Colbert was given the CBS late-night hosting gig instead.