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Chelsea Handler inks TV development deal with NBC, just five months after the end of Netflix series

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Just five months after comedian Chelsea Handler ended her Netflix talk show to focus on activism, she returned to show business at NBC.

The network has reportedly given the stars a first-look deal that makes it possible to create and develop both scripted and unscripted programming for NBC Universal Television. The agreement will last for several years, giving of her time to the development of new content in addition to the series of new shows that they are already hard at work on.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Handler i s currently acts as executive producer for the comedy/drama “Unspeakable” for Hulu. In addition, she is developing “I Hate the Internet” for TNT, and also maintains her relationship with Netflix, reportedly working on an upcoming docuseries exploring the concept of white privilege.

As previously reported, Handler’s Netflix talk show ended on a rocky run in 2017 after just two seasons. At the time the star said that she abandon the idea of the project in an effort to commit to concentrate on activism. There seems, however, that lasted for about five months.

“Chelsea’ s unique voice has long stood among a crowded TV landscape, and we are happy that she brings to her unbridled creativity and energy in our studio,” Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe said in a press statement. “We look forward to the many projects to come with Chelsea for the signature of flair.”

“Chelsea has the rare ability to make you really think while you laugh,” added Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television’s Alternative Studio. “She is bursting with ideas, and we can’t wait to tap into the unencrypted side of Chelsea’s imagination.”

Handler’s deal with NBC marks her return to the company after more than four years away. Prior to her run on Netflix, the star ran an incredibly successful E! series “Chelsea lately.”

“I’ve spent most of my life to tell personal stories about myself. Whether it is through comedy, or books, everything is about my life,” Handler said in a statement. “I am very happy with this opportunity to work with nbc universal and put my focus and energy in the telling of stories and the development of great content.

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