The cast of Are You There, Vodka? Itâ€™s Me, Chelsea â€” Chelsea Handlerâ€™s new semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom â€” could probably use a stiff drink right about now. Sources confirm exclusively toÂ Michael Ausiello of Deadline’sÂ sibling site TVlineÂ that nearly half of the showâ€™s ensemble â€” including White Collar alum Natalie Morales, one-time ER nurse Angel Laketa Moore, and Chelsea Lately staple Jo Koy â€” have been let go. Read more here.
EXCLUSIVE: Latenight queen Chelsea Handler is making a move in primetime with a comedy project based on her books, which, in a competitive situation, landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. The project titled after one of Handler’s books, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, is described as an autobiographical multi-camera comedy based on Handlerâ€™s life in her twenties. ItÂ hails from Warner Bros. and Tom Werner’s studio-based Werner Entertainment. Dharma & Greg co-creator Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson, both with UTA, will write the adaptation. They will executive produce the project with CAA-repped Handler, who won’t be starring, her producing partner at Borderline Amazing Prods. Tom Brunelle and Werner Entertainment’s Werner and Mike Clements.