After ending her run as the host of Chelsea Lately on E!, Chelsea Handler will be back in the talk show business with a new show set for 2016 on Netflix. According to the official announcement from Netflix, Handler’s new series will allow the comedian an unfiltered outlet to examine “topical entertainment and cultural issues.” Handler will also be conducting celebrity interviews on the new show.
Handler’s also committed to four docu-comedy specials to air in 2015. Prior to that, on October 10, 2014 Netflix will air a comedy special taped in Chicago during her “Uganda Be Kidding Me” tour.
“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested. I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move. I’m more excited than I’ve been in awhile, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages. No offense to the Shahs Of Sunset,” said Chelsea.
“The Internet has disrupted many of the conventions of traditional television and together with Chelsea Handler, Netflix is looking forward to reimagining the late night talk show for the on-demand generation, starting with the late night part…,” added Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Chelsea has built a huge following on tour, on nightly TV and through her best-selling books, and we can’t wait to introduce her breathtakingly honest and irreverent voice to our global membership.”
-By Rebecca Murray
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