Netflix's Bet on Chelsea Handler: Brilliant or Doomed for Failure? (Video)

Chelsea Handler will host a late-night talk show for Netflix, the subscription service's latest foray into original programming

Handler has been met with, you guessed it, fevered debate. Some critics think it's bound to fail. Others are drinking the Netflix Kool-aid.

TheWrap's Lucas Shaw breaks down the challenges the show will face, and what it will need to accomplish for this bet to work.

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