While the speculation that Chelsea Handler was leaving “Chelsea Lately” for the “Late Show” proved false, the comedienne might still have a home at CBS.
TMZ reports that Handler posted an Instagram photo of herself holding a stack of CBS papers. The caption reads, “Business meeting. Chunk has been acting like this since I started my tour.”
UPDATE: A CBS rep denied the connection, telling Vulture:
"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 [division]."
Still, there have been numerous reports that the Eye Network is planning to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of the “Late Late Show.”
Following the confirmation that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman at the “Late Show,” attention moved to the 12:30 slot.
According to “Bloomberg,” CBS CEO Les Moonves said “12:30 is up in the air.”
“Obviously, we’re considering all sorts of candidates and women are among them,” he said. “A woman would be great in late night.”
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