Chelsea Handler announces the details of her new Netflix talk show
Chelsea Handler took the announcement for her new Netflix series into her own hands — literally: The comedian issued a handwritten press release via her social media accounts Wednesday to reveal that Netflix will release three episodes of the show each week beginning in May.
Handler officially teamed up with Netflix in 2014, reaching a deal that includes a stand-up special, a four-part docuseries (the previously released Chelsea Does), and a talk show. According to the release, which Handler framed as a letter to herself, the talk show won’t just feature Handler sitting behind a desk.
“You’ll be traveling around the world and learning new things all courtesy of Netflix,” Handler said. “Treat this as an opportunity to get the college education you forgot to get.”
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She also revealed her “dream guest list,” a lineup that includes Michelle Obama, the Pope, and, of course, Arnold Schwarzanegger’s maid. “When interviewing respected public figures, ask yourself, ‘What would Byron Allen do?’ Then, do the opposite,” she told herself.
Although the half-hour show doesn’t currently have a title, Handler has been asking fans to send in their suggestions on Twitter. She’ll announce the winner in a live press conference on Thursday.
Read the entire announcement below. New episodes will debut on Netflix every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting May 11.