March 24, 2009 / 3:00 AM / 8 years ago

Chelsea Handler extends talk show through 2012

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Late-night comic Chelsea Handler has signed a deal to extend her E! Entertainment show "Chelsea Lately" through 2012.

Under a sweeping pact with E! parent Comcast Entertainment, Handler also is establishing a production company, Borderline Amazing Prods., which will have a first look-deal with Comcast's suite of cable networks.

"Chelsea Lately," which launched in 2007, attracts more women aged 18 to 34 than broadcast rivals Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Carson Daly. Sources say the contract is worth eight figures and that Handler had suitors from the broadcast networks.

Editing by Dean Goodman at Reuters

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