Chelsea Handler is jumping into bed with an unexpected partner. As you may recall she left E! with some pretty harsh words. There were rumors that she may move her edgy late night talk show to Comedy Central, but we find out now that she met with the folks at Netflix to talk about a new platform for her humor and creativity.
Netflix would be new territory for Handler and Handler's ideas would be new territory for Netflix. Netflix has a number of shows that are only on Netflix, one of which is the wildly popular Orange is the New Black, all of these shows' seasons are produced in their entirety then released on Netflix. If Handler wants to do a talk show format it would have to be available in episode format, which would be a departure from the ordinary for Netflix. The details of her deal have not been released, but it is said that she pitched a stand-up special and docu-comedy (not really sure what that means).
Handler says she was bored with her work on E! so she needed to "do something outside the box." She is very excited to work with "the cool kids" at Netflix.
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