Chelsea Handler heading to Netflix with talk show

Chelsea Handler heading to Netflix with talk show

TAKING HER TALENTS TO NETFLIX: Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show debuts in 2016. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is expanding its empire of original content with a talk show to be hosted by Chelsea Handler.

The online TV network said Thursday that the outspoken comedian’s new show will begin in early 2016. It will update the format of her current E! talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” but retain the comedic focus on entertainment and cultural issues. No other details were provided.

Handler will end the seven-year run of “Chelsea Lately” on Aug. 26.

The Netflix deal with Handler begins with a standup performance premiering on Oct. 10. She will also create four specials debuting in 2015.

Handler’s announced departure from E! had earlier sparked speculation that she might find a late-night home on a broadcast network.

Netflix has already scored with original scripted series including “House of Cards.”

Latest News

in Entertainment

George Lucas to new ‘Star Wars’ film: I’m your divorced father


"Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who was not involved in making the long-awaited new film, "The Force Awakens," said he is as ambivalent about seeing the movie as a divorced father would be about attending his child's wedding.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Bell Running Again For Attorney General

Bell Rob 020915 (sent to us)

Albemarle Delegate Rob Bell will announce this Thursday that he's running for attorney general again.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

County Hires StreamWatch Director

Albemarle County Seal (RG)

The new Natural Resources Manager for Albemarle comes from StreamWatch.

in Albemarle County, Local, Surrounding Counties

Orange Makes Animal Control Changes


The sheriff of Orange County has made some changes in the animal control section of his office.

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

Sleeping Santa makes Christmas pics a snap


Santa Claus won't be stopped by a sleeping baby boy. He'll improvise!