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Chelsea Handler is ready for an exciting-yet-serious venture on Netflix.
The former Chelsea Lately host revealed on Wednesday that her new four-part docu-series, Chelsea Does, will launch on the premium streaming service in January.
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The outspoken comedian will explore a number of topics in her new, unscripted format, from marriage and racism, to the growth of Silicon Valley.
No word yet if »
Ian Karmel is a standup comic, doesn’t want to be anything but a standup comic, and, if everything goes to plan, will one day soon be famous as a standup comic.
But if you’re a TV or digital media fan, you might be less likely to know who Karmel is than what he brainstormed: the “Crosswalk: The Musical” series on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that went viral online, helping put that freshman show on the map.
For decades, latenight TV has been the driver of comedians like Karmel to their dream destiny, most famously with Johnny Carson behind the wheel. While cable and digital have put more vehicles on the road after dark, the recent turnover in hosts hasn’t necessarily opened up the fast lane for comics to stardom.
- Jon Weisman
Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman are ready for battle! In E!'s latest comedy series We Have Issues, the comedians go head-to-head to determine who is funnier when it comes to debating pop culture news. From entertainment, sports, music and politics, the comics will tackle the most outrageous, compelling and absurd stories of the week with their signature sense of humor. In each episode, the hilarious duo will also welcome a special guest comic to join their antics, and first up is Tom Green! If you didn't know, Julian and Annie both already have impressive resumes in the comedy game, including appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Soup Investigates, Girl Code and Conan. So, basically you »
Chelsea Handler has basically been living in a topless version of Green Eggs and Ham - much like Sam I Am, she'll go topless on a house, with a mouse, in a box, or near a fox (and, most recently, at the top of the Twitter offices). The comic and former Chelsea Lately host has been challenging Instagram's nudity guidelines by posting photos and videos of herself sans shirt over the past year, and though she has come under fire for the racy snaps (a few of them caused her account to be suspended), there's really nothing that will stop the notoriously outspoken star from baring her boobs on social media. However you feel about Chelsea, her brand of comedy, or her breasts, you have to admit that her topless photos are way more funny than they are scandalous - seriously, standing on top of a snow-covered mountain with no shirt on? »
Jon Stewart’s farewell helped his “Daily Show” capture some of the best viewership in the series’ history, with approximately 3.5 million viewers tuning in to see the witty host bid adieu to the program.
Last night’s fade was the second most-watched episode in the program’s tenure, according to “live plus same-day” Nielsen data released by Comedy Central on Friday afternoon. The most-watched “Daily Show” ever remains an October 29, 2008, episode during which Sen. Barack Obama paid Stewart a visit, which lured 3.577 million viewers overall. (See chart below, which illustrates that politics was the biggest ratings driver for the show over the years.)
An average of 1.8 million viewers between 18 and 49 (a 1.4 rating) watched the landmark episode, according to Nielsen, tying for the show’s second best rating ever — behind only a 1.7 rating for that October visit by Obama six days before his first presidential election.
Though “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart »
- Brian Steinberg and Rick Kissell
Mr. Robinson isn’t a show for everyone, which is largely a function of the fact that Welcome Back, Kotter wasn’t for everyone, and owed a lot of the success it had to limited alternatives.
Don’t get me wrong, Welcome Back, Kotter was not only a great show, but it managed a surprising amount of influence on the landscape of television for decades… it just wasn’t for everyone.
Mr. Robinson stars Craig Robinson as a part-time substitute/part-time singer who runs into an old flame and hopes to rekindle things. When he learns that she now teaches at their old High School, he takes the first chance he gets to substitute there.
Mr. Robinson is laid-back almost to a fault… well, probably to a fault. He quickly hints that he wasn’t very serious about school, and hasn’t been very serious about anything since, but he »
- Marc Eastman
Chelsea Handler's proud of her bikini bod! The "Chelsea Lately" alum took to Instagram on Sunday, where she showed off her fit physique in a mismatched two-piece swimsuit. In the photo, the 40-year-old poses with her hands on her hips while rocking a gray and black bikini top and purple bottoms. "You know, I had a boyfriend who told me my boobs were too big and that I was fat. And then, I looked in the mirror," she posted with the candid snap. We think the comedienne looks pretty darn amazing -- good thing that guy is an ex-boyfriend now! We're about to see more big things from Chelsea, too! The blonde beauty has new docuseries which will be hitting Netflix next year. Her new show will explore Racisim, Marriage, Silicon Valley and Drugs. "It’ll be like a younger, hipper, cooler '60 minutes’… I want to immerse myself »
- tooFab Staff
Chelsea Handler was on hand at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday to promote her upcoming Netflix documentaries and talkshow, and praised the streaming service for enabling her to create what she says is the best work of her career.
“Netflix, they’re very well known for letting talent drive its own car,” she said on stage at the Beverly Hills event. “They give you the structure that you need and they let you drive … it’s such a pleasure to work with people that have faith in you and let you blossom.”
Handler left E!, which was home to nightly talkshow “Chelsea Lately,” and infamously made headlines for slamming the cable network on her way out. On Tuesday afternoon, the comedienne was asked about her exit and noted that she has no interest in further discussing E! as she’s not a person who “wallows.”
“It was a great, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Chelsea Handler’s upcoming Netflix series will not mirror the format of her former E! show “Chelsea Lately,” the comic revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “I’m not looking to do a nightly talk show again,” Handler said. “That was never my intent. I want to do another show that will be on several times a week or a few times a week.” Handler said that work on the new series will begin in 2016, after post-production finishes on her upcoming documentaries “Chelsea Does Marriage,” “Chelsea Does Racism,” “Chelsea Does Silicon Valley” and “Chelsea Does. »
- Daniel Holloway
Chelsea Handler has no regrets about the negative tone she struck on her way out the door at E! last summer.
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Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her upcoming four-part Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and subsequent untitled talk show, Handler remained unapologetic about the shots she took at her now-former network as Chelsea Lately was ending its seven-year run.
“I was just talking honestly about how I felt, which I’ve always been prone to do and I always will do, »
Chelsea Handler was typically candid during her appearance at Netflix's presentation during the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, dishing about her new series (which isn't a nightly talk show, Fyi) and the four documentaries that she's making for the streaming service.
Handler said she was drawn to make the docs -- titled "Chelsea Does Marriage," "Chelsea Does Racism," "Chelsea Does Silicon Valley," and "Chelsea Does Drugs" -- because "I had to get my brain working again." That was most likely a dig at E!, her former network and the home of her show "Chelsea Lately," though the comedienne declined to give any direct comment about the channel. (She apparently got her fill of trash-talking the network last year.)
As for the documentaries themselves, Handler said each would be feature-length, and the comedienne is executive producing them alongside some pretty impressive talent, including Oscar winner Morgan Neville ("20 Feet »
- Katie Roberts
ABC and the show announced on Monday that Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the show's history, and will join the cast as a permanent member beginning during "The View"'s 19th season, which starts in September. Collins will still appear on the program for the rest of its summer run, before "The View" starts its hiatus in August.
"We've had so much fun hanging out with this young lady," Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday's show, calling Collins "amazing and very, very funny." Collins, who was greeted with a shower of confetti and thunderous applause from the crowd, said she was "so excited" for the opportunity, and praised her co-hosts Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, and Raven-Symoné.
"I feel so lucky that I get »
- Katie Roberts
Another day, another View change-up: Frequent guest host Michelle Collins soon will debut as a permanent co-host, The Wrap reports.
News of Collins’ appointment broke Wednesday, the same day that Rosie Perez announced her imminent departure during the broadcast of the ABC chatfest.
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The race for the Emmys has officially begun. Voting for the TV Academy’s top honors is now open until June 26 — exclusively online for the first time ever — and ballots for all categories are available for viewing.
Variety perused some of the top categories to check out the inevitable oddities, including series left out of consideration (wherefore art thou, “Cougar Town”?) and key performers guaranteed not to get nominated because they’re not on the ballot (sorry, Max Greenfield).
– It was news when the TV Academy’s new attempt to define half-hours as comedies and hourlong series as dramas resulted in “Orange Is the New Black” moving to drama series contention this year. (Meanwhile “Glee” and “Shameless” stayed in comedy, along with newcomer “Jane the Virgin.”) But somehow hourlongs “Devious Maids” (Lifetime) and “Hart of Dixie” (the CW) wound up in the comedy category too, with no fanfare.
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- Geoff Berkshire
With today's release of the Television Academy's 2015 Emmy Awards ballots, many shocking omissions and changes are among the entries. -Break- Where is "Chelsea Lately" or "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in the race for Best Variety Talk Series? Having departed television months ago, neither is even making an attempt on the Emmy ballot this time. However, there's an interesting addition to the category, which we've reported on the past. Jerry Seinfeld has entered his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." In the comedy categories: "Saturday Night Live" makes the very surprising move of submitting none of their female guests hosts this year. Since the Best Comedy Guest Actress category started allowing variety contenders in 2009, "SNL" has had at least one nod every time (including wins for Tina Fey and Betty White). While several male guest »
With today's release of the Television Academy's 2015 Emmy Awards ballots, many shocking omissions and changes are among the entries. -Break- Past Emmy winner Jerry Seinfeld is taking a chance by entering the Best Variety Talk Series category with his online program "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." He has received nominations the past two years in the Special Class programming area, so will this move be a good one against perennials like "Colbert Report," "Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"? One thing is for certain: he will not have to worry about "Chelsea Lately" or "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Having departed television months ago, neither is even making an attempt on the Emmy ballot this time. In the comedy categories: "Saturday Night Live" makes the very »
Cmt is giving you a great reason to stay up late; tonight is the premiere of The Josh Wolf Show. Comedian Josh Wolf, who is known for his recurring role on Chelsea Lately and host of Shark After Dark, and the Naked and Afraid after show Naked After Dark, will examine pop culture through his self-deprecating but overwhelmingly positive lens. The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. Et/Pt. Wolf and I had a chat about his new gig and he’s bringing his easy to talk to energy and … Continue reading →
The post Comedian Josh Wolf Talks About His Late Night Talk Show on Cmt appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
Josh Wolf was hanging out in a recycling bin while dressed in a gorilla suit the other day, recording the escapade on a GoPro mobile camera. “I had to have sweat out at least seven pounds,” he recalled.
If things go well for the comedian, doing that kind of thing will seem like just another day at work. Getting gussied up like a great ape is just one of the many wacky escapades one might see Wolf attempt on “The Josh Wolf Show,” the latest entrant (and the first on Viacom-owned Cmt) into the increasingly crowded arena of wee-hours TV. The show debuts tonight at 11 p.m., and Wolf promised a steady spate of comedy he described as “intelligently stupid” along with a “show and tell” segment in which he might try anything – even actual jousting.
Everyone who mounts one of these programs must tilt a lance, of sorts. Latenight »
- Brian Steinberg
Time slots for late-night programming have seen a foreign invasion in the past year, thanks to Brits James Corden of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” and John Oliver‘ of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” to say nothing of introducing Jon Stewart‘s South African “Daily Show” successor, Trevor Noah. But America is throwing a native son into the mix, thanks to cable channel Cmt’s first foray into late night with “The Josh Wolf Show.” Wolf, a 45-year-old Massachusetts native and longtime standup comic, gained notoriety as a panelist on Chelsea Handler‘s defunct E! show “Chelsea Lately.” She now »
- Matt Donnelly
Chelsea Handler hit the beach with fellow comedian Josh Wolf in the Bahamas on Saturday, cooling off in the ocean in a tiny blue bikini with a white hat. Chelsea and Josh were in town to perform a stand-up show at the Atlantis Paradise Island during the Memorial Day weekend; Josh, who appeared as a recurring panelist on Chelsea's former late-night show, Chelsea Lately, opened for her performance. Seeing Chelsea's impressive body is nothing new for her fans, though she was decidedly more covered during her recent beach day than in many of her social media photos. The 40-year-old doesn't shy away from showing her boobs on Instagram - even while riding a horse - and most recently, Chelsea got cheeky by sporting a pair of bikini bottoms with Harry Styles's name printed on the back. Keep reading to see photos of Chelsea in the Bahamas. »
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