Holy freakin’ Nielsens, Batman – just how many film and television projects does one woman need? Is Hollywood even aware that there ARE other female comediennes in this town besides Chelsea Handler?
With Chelsea Lately already a ratings behemoth and that After Lately show we told you about soon to follow, you’d think that TV audiences had already gotten their fill of the booze-swilling blonde Chelsea, but no – according to Deadline, there’s yet another show in the works… and this time, it’s in primetime. It appears that NBC has given a pilot commitment to Chelsea’s pitch for a semi-autobiographical sitcom, based on her bestselling book Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. The show will loosely follow Chelsea’s adventures during her 20s, as she bounced around from family problem to family problem and bed to bed. The show will be written by Dharma & Greg co-creators Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson; Chelsea herself will take on an executive producer role, but will not star in the project.
Sounds like it could be yet another ratings hit, considering Chelsea’s massive appeal to the female demographic… but when she starts shilling breakfast cereal and Nikes, I am so out of here.