First Netflix Talk Show: Chelsea Handler Signs On
She's leaving E! for the land of streaming
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2014 3:24 PM CDT
Chelsea Handler in a 2013 photo.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Netflix is ramping up its push into original programming with its first-ever talk show. Chelsea Handler, who is wrapping up her Chelsea Lately show on E! this summer, has signed on for a show set to begin in early 2016, reports the Daily News. Before its launch, Handler will deliver several comedy specials to Netflix. The 39-year-old pulls in $9 million a year for the E! show, notes the Hollywood Reporter. Her Netflix pay wasn't announced, but the company "is known to pay top dollar," says the report. “If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested," says Handler.

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Jun 20, 2014 10:06 AM CDT
Is she a former escort hooker? She looks very familiar, I could tell if she took off her clothes if she's the one I went out with several times.
Jun 20, 2014 3:25 AM CDT
Love Chelsea Handler.
Jun 19, 2014 6:18 PM CDT
I used to like her because at first her comedy was she's meh...hopefully Netflix is not paying her much...