It seems like Chelsea Handler is going to be a much busier lady than she already is, as she’s now going to be heavily involved with multiple television shows.
Along with her talk show, Chelsea Lately, Handler is executive producing a new comedy series for E! called After Lately which shows the backstage antics of Chelsea’s staff. In other words, (I’m guessing) a workplace comedy. There are many skits with Chelsea’s staff on her talk show, so the characters on the new show won’t be a surprise for fans of Handler. Expect to see Chris Franjola, Sarah Colonna, Guy Branum, and Heather McDonald on the new show. E! has ordered an initial eight episodes.
Now (here’s the breaking news!) Chelsea has landed another television series on a major network! NBC has greenlit a pilot called “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” which is based on a book written by Handler of the same name. It’s going to be based on the book of the same name, as well as Chelsea’s other two books, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. The show won’t star Chelsea, but a younger actress who will portray her. Chelsea will instead executive produce the series. If everything goes smoothly, expect to see it next fall on the by-then newly (Comcast) owned NBC.