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
First Netflix Talk Show: Chelsea Handler Signs On
Chelsea Handler in a 2013 photo.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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. (More Chelsea Handler stories.)

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