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Chelsea Handler May Head to Netflix

 

Chelsea Handler May Head To Netflix

 

Looks like Chelsea Handler might have found a new home. According to the NY Post, weeks after it was announced her E! talk show was ending at the end of the year, it seems the comedienne is headed to Netflix to develop a new show. 

RELATED NEWS: Chelsea Handler to End E! Talk Show

The NY Post details that though Handler has reached a deal with the mega subscription-streaming service, no format has been decided on. Variety reports that a source close to the deal has corroborated the Post's story and said Handler's deal with Netflix is basically a "done" one. However, another one of its sources cautioned that talks were still too early, and nothing has been officially signed. 

Reps for both Handler and Netflix also declined to comment. 

If the reports are true, then Handler's wish to move to Netflix has come true. Earlier this year, the best-selling author expressed interest in switching to Netflix, as well as her dislike for her current employer during a recent interview with Howard Stern.   

“They don’t know what they’re doing [at E!]. They have no ideas. It’s a failure,” she told Stern (she also said E! was a "sad, sad place to live") before hinting at a possible switch to the streaming service giant. 

Currently, Netflix doesn't have any live-format shows, but it's unlikely that Handler would reprise her talk show for them anyway (Netflix, after all, loves to feed us with binge-worthy shows that can be consumed in one shot). 

RELATED NEWS: Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda to Star in Netflix Original 

The subscription VOD service, known for its successful dramas, like 'House of Cards' and 'Orange Is The New Black,' seems to be gearing up its comedy slate with the recent acquistions of the Jane Fonda-Lily Tomlin series, 'Grace and Frankie,' and the new 'Trailer Park Boys' seasons. 

Funny, explicit and provocative humor? Seems like Handler will fit in just fine. 


Details
Network:
- Netflix
Person:
- Chelsea Handler
Show:
- Chelsea Lately

Written by: briannehogan
Apr 28th, 2014, 12:26 am

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chaznet

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Message Posted On Apr 28th, 2014, 10:12 am

She'd be ideal to pioneer something similar to what she does on E!, but without the shackles of cable network television.  Being able to watch her on demand, daily, without ads would take away my reason to constantly put my Netflix subscription on 'hold' until something binge-worth is released ;-)

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