'Ross the Intern' scores talk show deal
August 24th, 2011
04:37 PM ET

'Ross the Intern' scores talk show deal

Ross Mathews, known as “Ross the Intern” to fans of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Chelsea Lately,” has parlayed his popularity into a development deal with E!, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With this deal in place, Mathews is set to create a pilot for his own talk show with the network.

“It really is the time and I feel like I’m ready now,” Mathews, 31, tells The Hollywood Reporter of developing his own talk show pilot with Chelsea Handler’s production company, Borderline Amazing Productions. “I know how to speak to the audience. I know how to speak to celebrities. And I know my point of view.”

With his new deal, Mathews will also officially be one of E!’s featured talents. “I’ve been earning my stripes for the past decade,” he said of appearing on shows like “Chelsea Lately,” “After Lately,” “E! News” and “Live from the Red Carpet.”

Additionally, "Ross the Intern" and his signature high voice have appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club,” guest hosted on “The View,” appeared on “Days of our Lives,” and hawked Jenny Craig.

“When people see my face," Ross said, "I want them to say, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s Ross from E!’ and ‘I know where to tune in to see him.’ ”

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Kitty Fifth Avenue

    Just saw his'fill-in' interview on Chelsea Lately. He ROCKED it. And, I absolutely thought he should have his own show even before I saw this article!

    October 17, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. justme

    sorry, but his voice is like scratching your nails on a chalkboard. What are those people thinking of.

    August 30, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. MoonDancer

    Howdy everyone! I love Ross, the intern. He is hysterical. Good for him!

    August 25, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Melissa

    Ross the Intern huh? Wow. Does Leno have to steal EVERYTHING from Stern? How freaking pathetic!

    August 25, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Goober Gobblin Fool


    August 25, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. J.R. Holbrook/ Sundance Host

    Congratulations "Ross" on your new talk show! You were so much fun at Sundance Film Festival 2011! It is our turn to be on your show!
    *See "Ross" singing to us at Sundance 2011: http://www.festivalafterdark.blogspot.com

    August 25, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Who gives a d*mn

    Thanks Jay Leno,we just had an earthquake were I live but we're not boo-hooing on Marquees Blog.

    August 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jill

    Yayyy! I love Ross...he's Funny and lighthearted!

    August 24, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jenny

    I'm happy for him. I caught a recent episode of Chelsea where he filled in for her and I thought he did a great job. Much funnier and more personable than the host.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sharon

    My all time favorite from day one..You liven my life and I look forward to anything that comes your way. Life is good!!!!!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. San Jose

    Oh, good. 🙂 I love Ross... he's so funny and seems like a genuinely nice guy. Good for him!!

    August 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. FIX IN TX

    Firsty for once!!! Hi everyone on this hot Wednesday in Texas (108 on my porch currently ~ ugh ~ enough already!)

    August 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Leno

      Hey, idiot, since when was this about Texas? No one cares, stick to the topic or go away.

      August 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |

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