By now, Chelsea Handler is a house hold name. We all know Handler from her wildly popular talk show on E!, Chelsea Lately and more so by her vulgar humor and irreverence. Due to her successes, Handler was already commissioned by E! to do a new sitcom entitled, After Lately.
According to Perezhilton.com, Handler has just landed a deal with NBC to turn her books (My Horizontal Life, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea) into a primetime comedy series. The books are semi autobiographical, so the title character of the show will be named Chelsea. It has been reported that the character of the show will posses many of the same characteristics as Handler herself.
Handler’s novels describe everything from raunchy sexscapades to hilarious run-ins with a multitude of characters. The upcoming show is sure to be a hit, but how far can they take the humor? NBC may have to push some boundaries on this one.
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Jason Schwartzman is coming back to television.
The film star, who was once the lead in a short-lived Fox show “Cracking Up,” has signed on for HBO’s new comedy, “Bored to Death.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Schwartzman will play “a struggling thirty something writer with a drinking problem in Brooklyn who, following a painful breakup with his girlfriend, decides to emulate his heroes from the novels of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. He takes out an ad pretending to be a private detective and starts taking cases — solving some and making others worse.”
Production will begin in September. Until then, Schwartzman is busy filming “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” directed by Wes Anderson.