Either NBC is really desperate for material, or they’re not as uptight as we thought they were. The peacock network is working alongside cable TV host Chelsea Handler to create a sitcom based on her best selling books. According to Deadline, the project is currently called “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” and NBC has given it a pilot commitment.
The book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, centers on the wild and crazy misadventures that Handler endured while in her twenties. The script will be written by Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson who co-created the ABC series “Dharma & Greg,” which we’re not sure is a good thing. That show was definitely an acquired taste. Some people found it funny, while others found it obnoxious. Luckily, Handler will be on board as an executive producer, so we’re sure her comedic taste will shine through.
The series will feature a woman named Chelsea “who won’t have the same profession as comedian/author Handler but will carry a lot of the traits in her character as depicted in Handler’s 3 best-selling autobiographical books: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.”
Are you interested in watching this show? Was it a good move for NBC?