8:24am PT by Kate Stanhope
Chelsea Handler Reveals Details, Premiere Date for Netflix Talk Show
Chelsea Handler is gearing up for her talk show comeback.
The former Chelsea Lately host on Wednesday revealed new details and a premiere date for her upcoming Netflix talk show in a press release written by none other than Handler herself.
In a hand-written letter posted on the comedienne's social media accounts, the letter opens with "dear you," and gives some hints about the new project as well as offers some advice. The as-yet-untitled series will premiere Wednesday, May 11, and air a new episode every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The half-hour episodes will take Handler all over the world, according to the "release," but the exact topics she will cover are not yet known. However, the final line of the letter indicates politics will play some role: "P.S.: It's an election year. Good timing, girl."
Handler is asking fans for help in picking a title and will announce her decision during a live press conference Thursday at 9 a.m. PT.
For Handler, this is her second Netflix project after departing her E! show in 2013. Earlier this year, she released a four-part docuseries, Chelsea Does, that saw her tackle topics ranging from marriage to racism. Many details surrounding her talk show have been kept under wraps, making Netflix's first foray into the talk show genre even more mysterious.
In addition to her E! late-night show, Handler is known for penning several best-selling books, including Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, which later served as inspiration for a short-lived NBC comedy series.
Check out the letter/release below:
Here's the announcement for my new show on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/Cqx89RkZNA
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 16, 2016