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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 10th 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 [...]

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 [...]

Watch a Season 8 Sneak Peek of 'Trailer Park Boys'

The new season of Trailer Park Boys won't be on Netflix until the fall, but for now there's this preview/round of life updates from Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, and even J-Roc. Julian runs a new bar/gym, Ricky has insulated his trailer with weed, Bubbles has started a "Shed-n-Breakfast" for kitties, and J-Roc has a new line of homemade vodka, so it sounds like things are going pretty well.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to Star in Netflix Comedy 'Grace and Frankie'

Today Netflix announced that they've signed former Nine to Five co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to star in an upcoming original comedy series on the streaming network, Deadline reports. Titled Grace and Frankie, the half-hour series was created by Friends co-creator Marta Kaufmman and Howard J. Morris, who most recently produced on TBS's Sullivan & Son, and has earned a 13-episode order from Netflix.

According to the press release, Grace and Frankie stars Fonda and Tomlin "as long-time nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) who are facing the last chapter of their lives. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to [...]

Why Has Netflix Removed Most of Its 'SNL' Library?

Back in September 2010, Netflix made the amazing announcement that they'd soon begin streaming every single episode of Saturday Night Live for "at least the next three years." Well, those three years have come and gone, and over the past few months, huge chunks of classic SNL episodes have been slowly lifted from Netflix's streaming selection.

As of today, the 1970s episodes are available as discs only, all 1980s and 1990s seasons are completely unavailable, and only seven seasons are streaming between 2000-2013. While temporary removal of shows on Netflix is pretty common, going from a full 38-season database to a measly 7-season offering paints a worrisome [...]

Here's the Trailer for the Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman' Starring Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

This is the trailer for BoJack Horseman, Netflix's newest comedy, an animated show about a washed-up former sitcom star who's also a talking horse (voiced by Will Arnett). Set to debut on August 28th, BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Splitsider's Exquisite Corpse Project) and also features the voices of Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, a pretty impressive cast for a show about a talking horse named "BoJack."

Mitch Hurwitz to Develop a New Series for Netflix Under Multi-Year Deal

According to Deadline, Netflix has found a way to keep Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz around by signing him under a rare multi-year deal to create and produce series for the streaming network. The deal would involve Hurwitz as both a creator of new series as well as a developer for other creators' projects "as a non-writing executive producer," acting as Netflix's consulting creative for their upcoming comedies. While no firm updates on Arrested Development have been made yet, Hurwitz and Netflix have reportedly been in talks to produce another season or original movie in the near future.

"It is incredibly inspiring to get to produce for [...]

The Beginner's Guide to the Canadian Mockumentary Series 'Trailer Park Boys'

Last month, Netflix announced that the Canadian comedy series Trailer Park Boys is returning for an eighth and ninth season on the streaming network after a seven-year hiatus. While the show became a big hit in Canada, it has yet to gain the same level of superfandom down in the States, but that might be about to change with the arrival of new seasons and, as of yesterday, the availability of seasons 1-7 on Netflix Instant. Whether you're unfamiliar with the series or a diehard TPB fan, here's a brief guide to Mike Clattenburg's misfit Canadian world of the ex-cons, weed-growers, and kitty lovers of Sunnyvale.

For the [...]

Seasons 8 and 9 of 'Trailer Park Boys' Are Coming to Netflix This Fall

Fans of Canadians, kitties, rum and coke, weed, Rickyisms, and all things Trailer Park Boys can finally rejoice after the seven-year wait since the last season ended in 2007. According to a Netflix press release out today, the streaming network has acquired the Canadian comedy's new 10-episode season to air sometime later this year, with a ninth season renewal already locked in and in the writing stage. In addition to the two new seasons, Netflix has also added the latest Trailer Park Boys seasons — which originally aired on Canada's Showcase network — to its instant streaming service. Here a quick teaser at what you can [...]

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' Will Feature the Voices of Amy Sedaris, Will Arnett, and Aaron Paul

Next summer, Netflix will add a new animated series to its Originals lineup called BoJack Horseman, and the lead characters will be voiced by Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris. According to a Netflix press release, the show centers around BoJack (Arnett), a washed-up former 90's television star (and horse) who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment." Arnett and Paul will also serve as executive [...]

Netflix in Talks for a 10-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel Series

There's been talk about a prequel/sequel to director David Wain's cult hit Wet Hot American Summer for years now, and now, it looks like that project may wind up being a prequel TV series. Variety reports that Netflix is in talks to produce a 10-episode series that would serve as a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The hypothetical series would be executive produced by Wain and his co-writer on the original film, Michael Showalter, although it's unclear if they'll return to write/direct the show. Netflix has declined to comment.

The prequel series will follow the original movie's characters in high school, with plans to reunite as much [...]

Talking with Rhys Darby About 'Short Poppies,' 'Flight of the Conchords,' and Playing Silly Characters Seriously

Most comedians are lucky to land a bit part for their first television gig, but New Zealand standup Rhys Darby struck gold when his friends Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement cast him in their HBO series Flight of the Conchords as the two-man band's incompetent manager Murray Hewitt. It's been five years since Flight of the Conchords ended, and during that time Darby has toured his standup around the world, appeared in a handful of films and television shows, and also developed a set of original characters that evolved into his new series Short Poppies, now available on Netflix. Ahead of the Short Poppies premiere, I recently got [...]

Netflix Will Air 8-Episode Series Created by and Starring Rhys Darby from 'Flight of the Conchords'

THR reports that Netflix will debut a new comedy series called Short Poppies, created by and starring Rhys Darby, who played clueless band manager Murray on Flight of the Conchords.

Short Poppies is a mockumentary about a journalist visiting a small New Zealand town. Darby will play multiple roles, playing the journalist and all of the townsfolk. Netflix will debut the 8-episode series on April 3rd. This is the first time Darby has written and starred in his own project.

The 91 Best Comedies Currently Streaming Online

As Netflix original shows such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards made splashes at the Golden Globes, it’s easy to forget that Netflix started as a movie delivery service. But Netflix, along with Amazon and Hulu, still offers plenty of great comedy movies and TV shows across a range of sub-genres. We sorted through those absurdly specific categories, stoner-pandering straight-to-streaming movies, and frustrating-looking standup specials to compile the best 91 comedies available for streaming across the three services. (This is a guide just to streaming services, so great shows like Eagleheart and The Eric Andre Show which are both available via their network's [...]