Chelsea Handler Through Teasing Possible CBS Late-Night Gig, Rules Out Comedy Central: Video

ChelseaEllenChelsea Handler is no longer a part of the CBS late-night conversation, the comic having finished her deft manipulation of the media by announcing, “I would never go to CBS.” ”My mouth? What would they do with me there?” she … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler: Crankiest Talk Show Guest Ever?

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 4:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

While the current crop of late night hosts have displayed total man love for one another, it gets testier when you go descend down the talk show food chain. You have to watch this clip when E’s Chelsea Handler guested on Piers Morgan. Though a talk show host … Read More »

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Jen Kirkman To Star In & Create FX Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 5:35pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Another female Chelsea Lately regular is branching out on her own with Chelsea Handler‘s support. In a competitive situation, FX has landed Jen, a half-hour comedy executive produced, written by and starring … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler Hires Irving Azoff

By | Tuesday October 8, 2013 @ 10:48am PDT

Until now Irving Azoff has served in an unofficial advisory capacity for Chelsea Handler – now he’ll get paid for his work. In addition to guiding Handler’s personal brand, Azoff will serve as a key adviser to Borderline Amazing Productions, the production outfit she operates with Chelsea Lately EP, Tom Brunelle, and Co-EP, Brad Wollack. The host of E!’s top-rated late night talker Chelsea Lately, Handler is positioning herself for life after her current contract expires at the end of 2014. “I have many more things I want to achieve – in addition to my nightly show, of course. I’ve known Irving for a while – actually, since he auditioned for Chuy’s job”. (Chuy Bravo is Handler’s assistant on Chelsea Lately). “I know he’s primarily a music manager, so just to stop the rumors before they start… I won’t be dropping an album”, Handler said in a release. Azoff added, “She is an original and there’s no one else like her in comedy and on television. She can be a total bitch, but I’ve dealt with a lot of those before. Chelsea is damn good at what she does and has an undeniably strong brand. She and the guys have exciting ideas for the future of her career and production company. My goal is to assist them in facilitating and realizing their vision.” Read More »

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Ted Harbert Becomes Paul Telegdy’s New NY Late-Night Gofer: How Embarrassing!

NBCU considered this “such a minor move” that it didn’t even think it was worth announcing. Wow, what a diss of NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert, who has been in the Witness Protection Program ever since Comcast bought … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler Vs. Piers Morgan: Video

By | Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 7:54pm PST

Sometimes latenight TV hosts have all the fun. Last night on E!’s Chelsea Lately, CNN’s Piers Morgan was a guest on Chelsea Handler’s show. It began something like this. Handler asked Morgan “What are you looking at?” To which Morgan replied “Well, you’ve either had plastic surgery or makeup because … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler To Produce ABC Workplace Comedy Starring Fortune Feimster

By | Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 4:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Chelsea Handler is backing another young female comedy performer trying to get her own series. ABC has put in development Discounted, a half-hour comedy executive produced by Handler that is co-written by and stars Fortune Feimster, a series regular and writer on Handler’s E! talk show Chelsea Lately. Read More »

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Fox Buys Family Comedy Starring Heather McDonald & Produced By Chelsea Handler

By | Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 1:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler has teamed with comedian Heather McDonald, writer and performer on her E! talk show Chelsea Lately, for a comedy based on McDonald’s upcoming book My Inappropriate Life. McDonald is set to star in the … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler To Produce Comedy For NBC Created By And Starring Ingrid Haas

By | Monday August 27, 2012 @ 11:43am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler is helping another female comedy performer break into television. Handler and Tom Brunelle’s Borderline Amazing Prods. has sold a comedy project to NBC created by and starring Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Based … Read More »

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E! Renews ‘After Lately’ For Third Season

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 2:48pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After Lately RenewedEXCLUSIVE: I have learned that E! is finalizing a deal for a third-season renewal of After Lately, the offshoot from the network’s successful late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The pickup will likely be announced Monday at … Read More »

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The Two Stars Of NBC ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’ And Where Did Vodka Go: TCA

By | Friday January 6, 2012 @ 4:54pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of TCA.

There was some playfully feigned confusion this afternoon as to who the star of the new NBC multicamera sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? is. Chelsea Handler, on whose bestselling memoir Are Read More »

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Fox Buys Single Dad Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack & Spike Feresten And Starring Comedian Josh Wolf

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 6:07pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has bought a single-camera comedy project starring comedian Josh Wolf, regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Wolf will co-write the show with Seinfeld alum Spike Feresten and Michael Morris (Brothers & Sisters), … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler Signs Big New E! Deal

By | Tuesday November 15, 2011 @ 12:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After lengthy negotiations, E! has signed signature star Chelsea Handler in a rich new two-year deal. Under the pact, which I hear is worth $25 million, Handler will continue as host and executive producer of her E! late-night talk show … Read More »

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EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler’s New NBC Sitcom Cuts 3 Castmembers In Overhaul

The cast of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea — Chelsea Handler’s new semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom — could probably use a stiff drink right about now. Sources confirm exclusively to Michael Ausiello of Deadline’s sibling site TVline that nearly half of the show’s ensemble — including White Collar alum Natalie Morales, one-time … Read More »

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2ND UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Comedies Parham/St. Clair, ‘Bent’, Chelsea Handler, ‘Free Agents’, Passes On More Pilots

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 9:36am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC Picks Up ‘Awake,’ ‘Playboy’ & ‘Grimm’
‘Wonder Woman’ Not Going Ahead At NBC, ‘Mann’s World’ May Be Shopped To Cable

UPDATE: I hear NBC just picked up two more comedy pilots: romantic comedy Bent, starring Amanda Peet … Read More »

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TV’s Sexual Revolution: Female-Driven Series Dominating Early Orders

Nellie Andreeva

How many new comedy series with a female lead were picked up last May? Zero. How many have been picked up so far this season? Every single one. All four new comedy series ordered so far by Fox and NBC this season have female leads. That is how many the four broadcast networks combined have on the air this season: NBC’s 30 Rock starring Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation starring Amy Poehler, and ABC’s The Middle starring Patricia Heaton and Cougar Town starring Courteney Cox. Half of those were created by women. All four of the newly picked series come from female creators. While not at 100%, female-centered series are also dominant on the drama side. One of the two new Fox dramas, Alcatraz, has a female lead, Sarah Jones, and was co-written by a female writer, Liz Sarnoff. Of the two NBC drama pickups, one is the female-centered Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello and written by Alexandra Cunningham and the other the female-skewing Smash, which has two leads, one played by Debra Messing. And the two locks at ABC are all about ladies (though penned by male writers), Charlie’s Angels and Good Christian Bitches.

The four newly picked up half-hour series will probably be joined by 3-4 more for a complete domination of the freshman comedy class of 2011 the way ensemble relationship comedies were all the craze last year. What’s more, it looks like as many as three new comedy series are two-female lead shows. Read More »

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Eric Bogosian’s ‘Mall’ In Movie Crosshairs With Vincent D’Onofrio, Chelsea Handler

By | Friday May 6, 2011 @ 7:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio is the catalyst for a film adaptation of the 2001 Eric Bogosian novel Mall. The film will mark the feature directing debut of Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, and will star D’Onofrio, Chelsea Handler and Bogosian. D’Onofrio is producing with partner Erika Hampson and The Collective’s Sam Maydew. D’Onofrio also wrote the script with Joe Vinciguerra and Sam Bisbee. The film follows the intersecting paths of five disaffected suburbanites: a stoner teen, a restless housewife (a dark role to be played by Handler), a voyeuristic businessman (D’Onofrio), a mall security guard and a trigger-happy crystal meth addict who heads to the mall looking for trouble. Bogosian will play a store owner.

“This film will be a comment on social violence,” D’Onofrio said in a statement. “It begins as a man walks through the front door of a suburban mall armed to the teeth, causing five strangers to embark on a night that will change them forever. As the bullets fly, one teenage boy hurtles through the night on a collision course with the man he will become.” Read More »

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Solid Debut For ‘After Lately’ On E!

By | Monday March 7, 2011 @ 10:35am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The series premiere of E!’s After Lately last night drew almost 1.2 million viewers from 11-11:30PM, nearly doubling the previous four-week time period and year-ago delivery with both measures. The weekly mocumentary follows Chelsea Handler and her staff as they put together her nightly late-night show for E!. Also on … Read More »

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