E! has signed a deal with comedian Ross Mathews to develop a new talk show pilot.
The Hollywood Reporter has the story:
Ross Mathews is stepping up into the big league. The frequent contributor and sometimes guest host for Chelsea Lately has signed a comprehensive development and talent deal with E! Entertainment.
?It really is the time and I feel like I?m ready now,? Mathews, 31, tells The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. ?I know how to speak to the audience. I know how to speak to celebrities. And I know my point of view.?
Under the new one-year agreement, Mathews will develop his own talk show pilot in collaboration with Chelsea Handler?s production company, Borderline Amazing Productions. He?ll also officially serve as one of E!?s featured talents.
?We?ve been doing stuff together for a couple years now, but this really makes it official,? he says of the talent portion of the new deal. ?And so what this is going to do is sort of firm up our relationship and say I?m going to be one of E!?s people now.?
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