Chelsea Handler is making her way back to the small screen. And this time, the spunky, blond-haired comedian will gives audiences something quite different from her previous late-night shticks.
The 40-year-old actress, who acted as an E! talk-show host for eight years, will star in Netflix’s “Chelsea Does.” The upcoming installment is a four-part docuseries that’ll allow Handler to finally discuss topics that pique her interest.
“I’m no longer on a network that just wants you to talk about celebrities, so I don’t have to talk about celebrities,” Handler told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m just excited to be at Netflix. It’s like stage two in my career.”
Audiences can catch Handler’s new show on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3:01 a.m. EST on Netflix. For those who don’t have a subscription to the streaming provider, you can either partake in Netflix’s free, one-month trial or purchase Netflix for $9.99 per month. Netflix can be streamed on any Netflix-enabled device — as long of you have a working internet connection — like smart TVs, tablets, mobile phones, a web browser or gaming console.
In Handler’s new show the comic will explore the subjects of marriage, racism, technology and drugs.
“We did the drugs episode last in case I died,” Handler quipped to Rolling Stone.
The “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” author divulged that she wanted “to do something different” with the docuseries — something that would challenge her as an artist. And, according to the comedian, it did. Handler also revealed she'll be implementing the boundary-breaking docuseries into her upcoming talk show because it had turned out "really well."
Handler will return to Netflix in May with a new talk show for the streaming service, which she describes as a “young, cooler, ‘60 Minutes.’”
“I thought [the docuseries] would be the perfect bridge to the new show,” Handler explained to Entertainment Weekly. “I wanted to have proof that I could examine these topics. It really works well for me — it’s well-rounded and I can talk to regular people and still have fun. I want to get information in a cool fun way. I’m super excited to be able to incorporate these things into the show.”
“Chelsea Does” will stream to Netflix on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3:01 a.m. EST.