Chelsea Handler Books New Series: Is She The Next Big Thing?

by | October 12, 2010 at 8:03 AM | Celebrities, curb your enthusiasm, Late Night, TV News

Chelsea Handler (Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)

Chelsea Handler (Frederick M Brown/Getty Images)

Can you handle more Chelsea Handler? Because make no mistake, more is a-comin!

The saucy, bawdy blonde is producing and will star in ‘After Lately,’ a ‘Larry Sanders Show’-style comedy for E! that will depict/dramatize the backstage goings-on at her late-night talker, ‘Chelsea Lately.’

And in the vein of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ some elements will be improvised (and truths will be fudged), but each episode will follow a basic outline.

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Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered, says Variety, with production set to begin in a few weeks.

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Handler seems to be “having a moment” right now. In recent months, she has hosted the MTV VMAs to generally “OK” reviews (and scored boffo ratings), landed in the “wrong” kind of headlines for starring in a homemade sex tape, and been romantically linked to 50 Cent (though she claims they’re just pals).

What’s your handle on Handler? If she plays her cards right, could she be the next Tina Fey?