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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

E! Entertainment orders a brand-new weekly talk show hosted by YouTube star Grace Helbig for 2015.


E! Entertainment (DStv 124) is ordering a talk show for 2015 hosted by newcomer Grace Helbig which will start on E! in April in America and which will presumably be seen on E! in South Africa and Africa shortly thereafter.

Grace Helbig's talk show will help to fill the void after the departure of Chelsea Handler last year who ended her late night talk show in August 2014 and called E! Entertainment "a sad,  sad place to live" and that "they don't know what they're doing".

The Grace Helbig talker which will be a weekly show doesn't have an official title yet but is called "The Grace Helbig Project" and will bring the YouTube star who has 2 million subscribers to her YouTube channel to international television.

"This show is a fresh take on the conventional talk show with a very unconventional host who has already captured an enormous fan base of young viewers on the web," says Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vice president for original programming and development in a statement.

"Congratulations to E! for giving an internet-obsessed introvert a talk show," says Grace Helbig who will also be one of the executive producers. "I'm looking forward to working with humans".