Chelsea Handler, star of E!’s late-night hit talker Chelsea Lately, has signed a script deal with NBC for shows based on her books.
But wait…does this mean she’s leaving the E! network? No. She’s just executive producing the NBC comedy, not starring in it, and she’s reportedly locked in at E! on Chelsea Lately until 2012. To add to the good news, E! news just recently confirmed that when the show ends, a spin-off titled After Lately will begin!
The NBC project is being based on Chelsea’s three books, ‘My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands,’ ‘Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea’ and ‘Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.’
Will Chelsea’s books will make for good TV? And how do you feel about the spin-off? After all, she’s not the Kardashians – is it pushing it a bit far?