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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Whitney Cummings lands weekly talk show on E!

Whitney Cummings on NBC’s “Whitney.” (Jordin Althaus - JORDIN ALTHAUS)
E! late-night star Chelsea Handler’s NBC sitcom “Are You There, Chelsea?” may be headed for cancellation, but Whitney Cummings, star of NBC comedy “Whitney,”  is getting her own weekly talk show on E!

“Love You, Mean It” will debut in late 2012, and will run on Wednesday nights with “The Soup,” the long-running E! show now hosted by Joel McHale —  who, not coincidentally, also stars in the NBC comedy series “Community.”

“This show gives me a chance to get back to my stand-up roots…And I’m really excited to be able to say (almost) whatever I’d like on TV again. So thanks, E!” Cummings said in Monday’s announcement.

Cummings will be joined by celebrity guests and will have a sidekick, comic Julian McCullough.

NBC and E! are related since Comcast — which owned E!, among other cable networks — purchased NBC-parent NBCUniversal.

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