Netflix, Chelsea Handler Eyeing Possible Live Talk Show28 Apr, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix reportedly is in discussions with talk-show host/comedian Chelsea Handler about an original show, which could involve the subscription streaming pioneer’s first live program.
“Handler has a deal with Netflix, but the format is to be decided,” reported the New York Post, which cited a source familiar with the situation.
Handler first mentioned Netflix as a possible home for her talents during a March 5 Sirius XM satellite radio appearance on the Howard Stern show.
It was during that appearance that Handler said she would depart E! Networks’ “Chelsea Lately” when her contract expired at the end of the year.
Netflix, which broke ground launching original programs “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Lillyhammer,” recently said it would bow a Spanish-language original series for the Latin American market.