"I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years," Handler told The Hollywood Reporter. "I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I'm glad I went."
Handler's departure plans were first revealed in March when the comedienne's manager Irving Azoff told The Hollywood Reporter: "Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas."
E! president Suzanne Kolb had this to say about Handler's exit, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "We are very proud of Chelsea Lately's long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television. 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. Most of all, we are grateful to the Chelsea Lately team for making this show so special for seven years."