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Report: Chelsea Handler in Talks for Potential CBS Late-Night Gig

GLENDALE, CA - MARCH 11: Television host Chelsea Handler poses at the 'Live Talks Los Angeles Presents An Evening With Chelsea Handler In Conversation With Gwyneth Paltrow' held at the Alex Theatre on March 11, 2014 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images

The Wrap is reporting that Chelsea Handler is currently talking to CBS about late-night opportunities. According to the report, CBS first contacted her about the idea of doing a syndicated show, which then shifted to talks about CBS’s 12:30 a.m. slot. However, since David Letterman announced his retirement last week, her focus is now on trying to get The Late Show. These talks are still early, not to mention the reports that came out that Stephen Colbert is CBS’s front-runner. Either way, CBS is obviously talking to people and Craig Ferguson is probably pretty pissed.

Report: Handler in Talks for CBS Late Night