Pseudo-reality shows always leave me wondering how much of the plot is contrived and how much of the twisted material comes from real life. In the case of After Lately, the half hour documentary-style comedy show on E! that goes behind the scenes of Chelsea Lately, much of what you see (especially in the clip below from Sunday’s episode) is actually more real than you think.
“Me getting into a fight with my husband, that’s happened,” laughs cast member and comedienne Heather McDonald. “I have not stayed the night out unless I was on tour, but I have gotten drunk off of chardonnay. I do have Cougar-y friends. And I am personal friends with some of the Real Housewives.”
Now six episodes into their eight-episode season, team Chelsea has yet to get word on a possible season 2, but McDonald is rooting for the newbie show. “When Chelsea came [to E!] with her show, they’d never had something like that,” she says. “They had to get use to that. They still wanted the perfect loking E! person, and she was, like, ‘No, I want the show to be funny.’ Her instincts are always very good. She had to fight for this one, too.”
Check out the exclusive clip below, and tell us, readers, do you want a second season of After Lately?