NBC develops Chelsea Handler's 'Are You There, Vodka' book for possible series
From Wonder Woman…to Chelsea Handler! NBC made a flurry of pilot orders today, including one inspired by Handler’s bestselling book Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea. The E! talk show host will executive produce the multi-camera comedy – along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements, and Tom Brunelle – that will focus on the lives of a group of 20-somethings who live and work together with a very outspoken young woman. Other exec producers include Julie Larson and Dottie Dartland Zicklin. Handler will not appear.
NBC also ordered these other comedy pilots today:
- Untitled Whitney Cummings Project. Starring and based on the comedy of Whitney Cummings, the multi-camera sitcom focuses on a young couple and the ups and downs of a committed relationship in today’s world. Other exec producers include Scott Stuber, Quan Phung, and Barry Katz.
- Brave New World. From Sony Pictures, Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer, this single-camera workplace comedy follows a group of unusual characters at Pilgrim Village, a theme park that specializes in recreations of New England in 1647.
- My Life as an Experiment. From Sony, Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith and Jack Black, this is a single-camera comedy about a magazine writer who immerses himself and his family in his unusual situations for his stories, which always reflect back on his marriage. It’s based on the book by (former EW writer!) A.J. Jacobs.
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