Chelsea Handler Joins NBC Pilot Based on...Chelsea Handler02/25/2011, Kelly Fisher, PopEater
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Late-night funny girl Chelsea Handler is making the jump from talk show to sitcom. The comedian has joined the NBC pilot based on her autobiography, E! Online reports.
But don't expect Handler to relive her younger years herself. She'll play her own big sister in show, which is based on Handler's book 'Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.'
Former 'That '70s Show' star Laura Prepon will star in the pilot as Chelsea, and the actress is hopeful the network will order the series.
"We start in a couple weeks," Prepon said. "I hope NBC gets behind it. There's a lot of buzz. It's different and edgy."
We'd expect nothing less from Handler, the woman behind E!'s 'Chelsea Lately' talk show, known for its late-night shenanigans.
Prepon adds that it's perfect to cast Handler as her big sis on the show.
"I'm from Jersey," Prepon said. "Chelsea and I are similar, so it's perfect we play sisters. It's funny, because her vodka is my favorite vodka, too. We both drink the same thing!"