Chelsea Handler's Netflix Talk Show Renewed for 90-Episode Season 2
By Philiana Ng
Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show isn’t going anywhere.
Currently in the middle of its first season, Chelsea will return for a 90-episode second season in 2017, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said Wednesday at the summer Television Critics Press Association.
“I used to think many years ago before we were doing this that the departure of a showrunner was like a failure, but now I just see it as a part of making good television,” Sarandos said, referencing the May exit of executive producer Bill Wolff. “It’s a part of letting the show evolve creatively, figuring out the right chemistry behind the camera and in front of the camera talent, figuring out the right rhythms and how you want the show to be presented.”
“In the early goings of the show, you see it evolving a little bit more with a mix of filmed content, guests -- Chelsea’s been killing it booking some of the greatest talent for interviews -- the filmed segments were really funny, the live comedy that they’ve been doing on set now has been increasing,” he continued. “It’s really finding the right rhythm for the show. All the elements are there, it’s just getting them lined up.”
Before Chelsea debuted in May, Handler -- who told ET the talk show is her “dream job” -- announced in one of its early trailers that she’s approaching the (sort of) daily talk show from a more grown-up perspective than her previous E! series.
“I’m treating the show like the college education I forgot to get,” she said at the time, promising something entirely different.
Additionally, Sarandos announced that Marvel’s team-up series, The Defenders, will launch following Luke Cage (Sept. 30) and Iron First, with the respective new seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones debuting after.
Jennifer Garner will also voice the character of Mama Llama in the Netflix’s new kids series, Llama Llama, based on the popular children’s books.