Chelsea Handler is leaving late-night behind. After two seasons of Netflix experimenting with her late-night talk show format, Chelsea is confirmed to shut down while its title host concentrates on activism and documentary filmmaking.
It wasn’t so long ago that Netflix venturing into talk shows seemed like a strange concept, and with Bill Nye Saves the World preparing for an April debut, Netflix is rethinking Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea. Season 2 will move to a weekly format that better fits the show’s viewers, as revealed in a new teaser for the April premiere.
We’re less than a week away from yet another entry into the late-night world, albeit a unique streaming experience only Netflix’s Chelsea can offer three nights a week. See for yourself, as Handler’s first week will include everyone from Drew Barrymore to Civil War’s Team Cap, and far from just sitting behind a desk.
The late-night landscape seems to have largely settled since Stephen Colbert signed on to replace Dave Letterman as host of 'The Late Show,' but those wondering if CBS might recruit Chelsea Handler to follow Craig Ferguson on the 'Late Late Show' can give it a rest. Netflix officially scooped up Handler for its first entry into the late-night talk show arena, signing the comedienne for a multi-year deal that includes a new comedy special and several documentaries.