Chelsea Handler has landed a big deal with Netflix and she has signed on the dotted line for not only her own late night show starting in 2016, but four documentaries and a stand-up special, too, which she just recently flew off to film. Handler's late night show Chelsea Lately on the E! network is ending in August.
Sounds like the funny lady, who is known for being rather raunchy at just the right time, is jumping out of the fire and into the frying pan but the heat for her was oh, so good, and next she'll likely sizzle and pop.
Netflix reports that Chelsea Handler's new late night show will “feature an updated format that still encompasses Chelsea’s unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.” Sounds a lot like Chelsea Lately, don't you think? Might she get away with even more on Netflix than she did on E!?
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 19, 2014
“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," Handler said.
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 19, 2014
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is optimistic about the deal with Handler and credits the internet for changing the way people view shows.
“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…..," he said.
It was only a couple of months ago when Chelsea denied that she and Netflix had a thing going on. Well the cat is out of the bag now, Chelsea Handler, and fans are no doubt thrilled to hear it meow.
Are you a fan of Chelsea Lately? Will you follow the late night host and comedienne when she makes the switch to Netflix? You certainly won't be alone.
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