Chelsea Handler is Headed to NBC With New Sitcom!

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May 13 2011, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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Chelsea Handler is bringing her life to primetime. The foul-mouthed, heavy-hitting late night host and author just got the green light from NBC to bring a comedy based on her book Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea to the network!

The semi-autobiographical comedy is about “a 20-something woman who has a very honest and provocative point of view on dating, friends and family," Entertainment Weekly reports.

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But don't get your hopes up — Chelsea is not starring in the sitcom. Up-and-coming actress Laura Prepon — from October Road — will star as the comedy's main character.

Chelsea told Matt Lauer earlier this week on Today show that she wants to take her career in a more serious direction.

“I like what I do, but I would like to honestly add some other layers to it. I love the book world,” Chelsea shared. “I’d like to do more television, but obviously I’m growing up a little bit. I have to at some point.”

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“I would like to do some more serious stuff, but stay with the comedy,” she added. “I think after I’m done with the Lies tour, I’m gonna take a break from stand-up for a while.”

NBC also picked up a couple of other new comedies, including Free Agents starring Hank Azaria and Bent starring Amanda Peet.


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