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Netflix to Premiere a Talk Show Hosted by Chelsea Handler in 2016

Chelsea Handler's next talk show home is officially Netflix. According to Deadline, the E! late night host has set a deal with the streaming network for a talk show, hour standup special, and four docu-comedy specials. The standup special will premiere on Netflix on October 16th and the talk show will launch sometime in 2016, though the frequency of episodes on Netflix has not yet been revealed. The docu-specials will be released next year and feature Handler tackling lesser areas of expertise "ranging from NASCAR to politics and from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft." In a statement, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: "The Internet has [...]

Watch T.J. Miller Guest Host 'Chelsea Lately'

Comedian T.J. Miller guest hosted E!'s Chelsea Lately Tuesday night, and here's a clip of his opening segment, which involves him donning drag for a Chelsea Handler impression and to hock her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Check out Miller interviewing Wiz Khalifa below:

Chelsea Handler Plans to End Her E! Talk Show

THR reports that after eight years on the air, Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler plans to end her E! channel talk show when her contract with the network expires at the end of 2014. According to her manager Irving Azoff, Handler — who has long been dissatisfied with the network and recently told Howard Stern it was a "sad, sad place to live" — is working on plans to leave at the end of the year and already has "at least seven suitors and many ideas." Azoff said that Handler's new presence could include a radio show or a new late night-style show on another network or digital [...]

Martha Stewart and Chelsea Handler Sell Comedy Pilots

The networks are still buying up new shows like crazy in hopes of finding new hits for their fall 2013 schedules. Deadline reports Martha Stewart just sold Fox a sitcom she'll produce called The Tao of Martha, which follows a party girl-turned-single mother who decides to write a book based on adjusting her life by following the teachings of Martha Stewart. Jake In Progress creator Austin Winsberg will adapt the idea into a series. Stewart won't star but will potentially make regular voice-over appearances. At ABC, The Hollywood Reporter says Chelsea Handler is producing Discounted, a new pilot about a pair of half-sisters who run a furniture store that's [...]

On the Ground at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival (part 1)

The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival has been around for 30 years, or, one year longer than this year’s Rising Comedy Star of the Year recipient, Hannibal Buress, has been alive.

Gives you a little perspective about the festival that's considered one of the industry’s most prestigious.

Buress was one of seven comedians honored at the 2012 Festival’s Awards Luncheon, generally one of the festival’s premiere events.

Coming in at just under 40 minutes, this year’s awards ceremony was light on time, and, it should be noted, light on laughs. Perhaps we were spoiled last year when recipients including Louis C.K., Garry Shandling and Paul Feig brought the house [...]

Chelsea Handler: "Everything That's Printed About Me Is a Lie"

Last night on Conan, Chelsea Handler cleared up all the recent headlines about her saying she was in talks with CBS and more recently Netflix to develop a new show, insisting that she's made no decision yet about what's next: "Everything's an option, honestly."

CBS Denies That They're in Talks with Chelsea Handler to Take Over 'Late Late Show'

Despite the rumors, CBS is not in talks to have Chelsea Handler take over The Late Late Show for Craig Ferguson. Last week, The Wrap reported that Handler has been in negotiations for the job and last night, Handler posted a photo to Instagram of herself with a stack of papers with the CBS logo on one with the caption "Business meeting." CBS told Splitsider in a statement, "There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast. Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."

Handler announced last month that she's leaving her long-running E! late [...]

Jen Kirkman Is Developing a New Comedy for FX as a Starring Vehicle for Herself

Jen Kirkman is working on a new show for FX. The LA-based standup and Chelsea Lately regular has sold the network a script for a new comedy called Jen that she will potentially create and star in, Deadline reports. Jen follows a recently-divorced woman in her mid-30s who once did everything she was expected to but is now doing whatever she wants. Right now, Kirkman only has a script deal with FX, meaning that the network has yet to greenlight a pilot or a series. Kirkman is executive producing the project alongside Chelsea Handler. Kirkman is a regular on Paul F. Tompkins's podcast (The Pod F. Tompkast) and the [...]

NBC Buys New Chelsea Handler-Produced Sitcom Starring Ingrid Haas

NBC has just bought a new sitcom from Executive Producer Chelsea Handler, one starring and written by Ingrid Haas. Here's how Deadline describes the project: "Based on Haas’ real life, the relationship comedy centers around a father and daughter. When Ingrid’s parents come to visit her in Los Angeles, she accidentally breaks up their marriage, forcing Ingrid’s dad, Wayne, to move in with her and her roommate in their Melrose Place-style apartment building." Sounds fun!

A regular at the UCB theater in LA as well as a classically trained Shakespearian actress, Haas was in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, amongst other projects. A good example of her work [...]

Marc Maron Was on 'Chelsea Lately', Which Is A Funny Place for Marc Maron to Be

Marc is a great comedian but you don't really think of him as the type of comedian who sasses it up with Chelsea Handler. Yet, look at him go! He put that Southern toe sucker in his place and got applause doing so. Next week he'll be back to talk about bikini waxes and Katie Holmes's haircut and the late 90s New York City alternative comedy scene.

Chelsea Handler Reportedly in Talks with Netflix for New Show

Not long after CBS denied they were in serious talks with Chelsea Handler for a potential late night talk show, the New York Post reports that the Chelsea Lately host has reached a deal with Netflix for a show, though the format has "yet to be decided." Variety, however, reports from another anonymous source that "the talks were early and that nothing official had been signed" as of last week, though Handler has been very vocal since announcing her forthcoming E! departure that she'd love to take her show to the streaming service either as a late night-style series or taped version of a Sirius [...]

Chelsea Handler and CBS in Talks for Possible Late Night Gig

Last week it was announced that Chelsea Handler is planning to leave E! after her contract expires at the end of the year, and according to The Wrap, the Chelsea Lately host now has her sights set on the coveted Late Show gig. According to the report, while Handler's initial plan was to have a Sirius XM radio show with a taped version available on Netflix, she's also been in in talks with CBS to join their late night lineup for a while now — first on a syndicated show and then for Craig Ferguson's 12:30 am slot. Since Letterman's retirement announcement, however, Handler reportedly wants [...]

Sandra Bernhard Revisits 'The King of Comedy'

"There is no more Johnny Carson. There’s so many people that are just barely passable as talk-show hosts. Are you going to lock up Chelsea Handler? I shouldn't really say that 'cause I'm always trying to get on her show. But whatever."

-Sandra Bernhard to The NY Times in a piece revisiting Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy upon its 30th anniversary. She doesn't feel somebody would want to kidnap and lock up Chelsea Handler so that they could host her show like how Robert De Niro's character locked up a Johnny Carson surrogate and hosted his show.

Kevin Hart Subbed for Chelsea Handler; Still Hates Dolphins

Kevin Hart is currently killing it. He's one of the biggest stand-ups working, he's getting tons of movie roles, and last night he was asked to sub for Chelsea Handler as the host of Chelsea Lately. Yet, despite all of this grown-up success, he still maintains a child-like fear of dolphins. As you can see below, as soon as Joy Bryant brought up the ocean, he couldn't wait to bring up his grudge against dolphins. It's pretty impassioned. It's ruined his appreciation of almost 50% of lower back tattoos. Dolphins, however, have remained eerily silent thus far about what they think of Hart.