E! Orders Another Round of Chelsea Lately

After putting together a strong third-quarter, the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately has been renewed by E! through 2009.

Hosted by comedienne/Grey Goose enthusiast Chelsea Handler, the show has carved out a niche for itself in late night, averaging around 600,000 viewers in its 11:30 p.m. time slot, per Nielsen Media Research data.

In the third quarter of 2008, Chelsea Lately drew its household audience by 21 percent versus the same period a year ago. The core demo of the show, which bowed in July 2007, is women 18-34.