Chelsea Handler Announces Her Next Move

Let the binge-watching begin.

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

After weeks of suspense over what Chelsea Handler's next project will be after leaving her late-night talk show, the news is finally here — and it's big.

Most Popular

Handler has teamed up with Netflix to create a talk show that could be released as early as 2016. In the meantime, an hour-long stand-up comedy show will also premiere on Netflix on Oct. 10, 2014. The special, based on her sold-out tour, Uganda Be Kidding Me, will be filmed Friday, June 20, in Chicago's Harris Theater. She also plans to create four new documentary specials covering topics in including politics, NASCAR, the NBA draft, and Silicon Valley.

After Handler revealed she was sick of talking to celebrities and would rather talk to people who can educate her, we knew her next project would be something different. "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. "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."

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is glad to have Handler on board — in a statement, he said, "Chelsea has built a huge following on tour, on nightly TV and through her bestselling books, and we can't wait to introduce her breathtakingly honest and irreverent voice to our global membership."

Knowing her hilarious history on TV, we can't wait, either.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Celebrity
Share
Amber Heard Has Allegedly Filed a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp
Celebrity
Share
David Schwimmer Has Epic 'Friends'-Themed Rap Battle with Rebel Wilson
Celebrity
Share
Sarah Silverman Is Appropriately Thrilled by Drake's Crush on Her
Celebrity
Share
The Surprisingly Lengthy List of Famous Women Johnny Depp Has Dated
Celebrity
Share
Justin Bieber Goes on a Date with Nicola Peltz, Rumor Mill Churns
Celebrity
Share
Johnny Depp Responds to Divorce from Amber Heard
Celebrity
Share
The First Trailer for Nick Jonas' Erotic Thriller Is Here
Celebrity
Share
Khloé Kardashian Has Filed for Divorce from Lamar Odom (Again)
Celebrity
Share
Chrissy Teigen Just Posted the Sweetest Video of Baby Luna Dancing to John Legend's Music
Celebrity
Share
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Officially Divorce