Chelsea Handler Will "Revolutionize" the Talk Show for Netflix


Netflix is throwing its hat into the talk show arena.

Comedian Chelsea Handler has signed a multi-tiered deal with the online platform, part of which includes a new on-demand talk show.

Set to debut in 2016, Handler's new show will be similar in format to her current E! show, Chelsea Lately, incorporating celebrity interviews as well as her commentary on entertainment and pop culture. Episodes will debut simultaneously in all Netflix territories and viewers can watch them on demand.

As part of the deal, Handler will also debut a one-hour stand-up special and four docu-comdy specials. The stand-up special will launch on Netflix on October 10; taped at the Harris Theater in Chicago in June, it will feature material from her "Uganda Be Kidding Me" tour. The four docu-comedy will chronicle Handler's attempts to get a better understanding on various subjects including politics, NASCAR, and the NBA draft.

Handler has been fairly open about her attempts to move on from E!, and last month it was announced that Chelsea Lately will end its seven-year run on August 26. Earlier this year, a photo on Handler's Twitter feed sparked speculation that she might be in talks with CBS to have her own show. However, shortly thereafter, Handler told Ellen Degeneres she would "never be on a regular network."

"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 said in a statement on Thursday. "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."

Will you watch Handler on Netflix?


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Do ppl really like talk shows that much that they would try to find one on Netflix? But to answer the question...no I will not be watching.
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I don't think I will watch this show. I never liked her or her show on E!.
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I don't see how a nightly talk show will work on Netflix, maybe weekly..
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Here's how I see it working: a lot of people watch the late shows before going to bed. Release her show daily at 10:50 and catch people who are waiting up for the eleven o clock shows, plus a segment of people who are watching at eleven, plus, because it is on demand, catch all the people who missed the beginning of the eleven o clock shows.

Alternatively, release the show at nine and catch all the people who go to bed earlier than midnight.

Also, colbert and stewart work every night for a lot of people because people watch them at work the next day.
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It's got to be weekly. I don't see it working any other way.
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problem with weekly is that the guest you have might not be as relevant, and she'd be missing 3+ days of pop culture topics to comment on.
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Doesn't seem to have hurt John Oliver so far
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Does "Revolutionize" in this context mean: "to make something sticky, smelly, and altogether less pleasant to experience"?

Yeah, I can see that happening.
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I wonder if she'll continue her shower with celebrity skits on her new show, and leave herself uncensored because she has absolutely no shame. Think I'd be ok with that.
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