Mar 31, 2014 06:30 AM
After eight years on the air, Chelsea Handler will be ending her hit E! latenight talk show Chelsea Lately this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news comes after a Variety report that E! and Chelsea are disputing over the terms of her contract.
Her manager Irving Azoff told THR that the comedian will not seek a contract renewal when it expires in nine months.
"Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires," Azoff said. "She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.”
Those future plans include a radio show and another late-night show on a different network or on a digital platform. She voiced interest earlier this month in working with Netflix.
The raunchy host has been vocal about her dissatisfaction with the network. She often makes digs at E! on her show and recently described the net as "a sad, sad place to live." "They don't know what they're doing," she said in early March on Howard Stern’s radio program. "They have no ideas. It's a failure."
Her new book, Uganda be Kidding Me, is a The New York Times best-seller. It's the first of her series of bestselling books to nab the no. 1 spot on the list for more than a week. She is in the midst of an international comedy tour and will shoot her first stand-up special in June.
The comedienne -- the only female late-night host on TV -- reportedly earns $9 million a year from the show, whose average viewership and ad revenue are both declining.