Chelsea Handler is making big moves!
Since announcing the end of her long-running late night talk show on E!, Chelsea has her sights set on the future. She’s just signed a deal with Netflix for a brand new talk-show slated to premiere in 2016.
“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler says in a statement. “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.”
Not only is she launching a talk show with the network, but she’s kicking things off with a standup comedy special based on her current tour, Uganda be Kidding Me set to premiere on Netflix Oct. 10th in addition to four new ‘docu-comedy’ specials for the network “featuring her efforts to gain a better understanding of a variety of subjects ranging from NASCAR to politics and from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft.”
The talk show will launch with an “updated format” that will “encompass Chelsea’s unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews,” and will be distributed in all of Netflix’s global territories. There’s still no word on how frequently it will be offered.