Netflix’s very first talk show starring Chelsea Handler is almost here, according to an announcement from the chatty host herself. Netflix has made a number of original movies and television shows, but this will be the first hosted talk show produced on their platform.
“This is your new show schedule, so if you’re thinking about having a baby — don’t,” Handler wrote in a personal letter that she posted on Twitter addressed to herself. She also announced this morning that the very first episode is set to air on May 11, and that it will be streaming in 196 countries. She also revealed that it will run three times per week, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Each episode will be just 30 minutes, and they won’t have any commercials to interrupt the over-opinionated fun.
She didn’t say what time the show would be airing, but she did hint that it would be sometime in the morning, perhaps very early. “I know it’s hard for you, but waking up is a great way to start the day,” she says, giving herself a little pep talk to get started.
She also took a minute to hint at some of the things that will be discussed, including travels around the world, politics, and, of course, rants about Byron Allen and other public figures. She also renewed her dreams to interview people like Michelle Obama, the Pope, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s maid.
What Chelsea hasn’t yet announced is the name of her exciting new show, but Netflix has hinted multiple times in the past that the official announcement will be coming soon.
She ended the little message with the note: “You wanted a new show, you got it. You wanted to be on Netflix, you are. You wanted to spread your wings, now fly!… P.S. It’s an election year. Good timing, girl.”
See the full announcement from her Twitter page for yourself.
Aside from being the first-ever Netflix Original talk show, Chelsea Handler’s show will also be the first regularly scheduled series. Usually, the video platform posts their Netflix Original series one season at a time, as evidenced by the long-awaited Fuller House. Most of the world has already watched the entire first season of this series and is anxiously awaiting the release of the second series. Thus revealing the flaw and the genius in the current system.
It’ll be interesting to see how this affects viewership and if it will influence the way Netflix Originals are produced from here on out. The timely content may be exactly what the platform needs to attract more viewers, as if it doesn’t already have enough.
Handler will likely be a huge audience draw, if her popular E! series called Chelsea Lately was indication. Fans weren’t happy when she closed the doors on that series. Now that Netflix is building her her very own platform, there’ll be more than a few viewers signing up for the service.
Chelsea will take some time Thursday morning to answer some questions about the up and coming show, as well.
In other news, Chelsea Handler has also talked quite a bit about her love life, recently. She appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to share some of her thoughts on her love life and rumors that have been circulating.
“When you turn 40, people start to feel sad for you,” she stated. “I mean no one’s celebrating the fact that I’m single and celebrating my life. Hashtag great time,” she added, admitting she still doesn’t completely understand how to use hashtags.
She also expressed that she isn’t very interested in steady relationships right now, and that she’s not dating anyone currently, despite rumors that she and Bobby Flay had become an item.
Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix Original will be out very shortly, so if you don’t have a Netflix account, now is the time to sign up.
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