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Chelsea Handler Signs First-Look Producing Deal at Universal

Deal includes scripted and unscripted programming

Chelsea Handler has signed a first-look producing deal with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio.

The long-time talk show host will executive produce the upcoming Hulu dramedy “Unspeakable” and the TNT drama series “I Hate the Internet.”

“Chelsea’s singular voice has long stood out among a crowded TV landscape, and we’re excited that she is bringing her unbridled creativity and energy to our studio,” said Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe.

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

Handler most recently hosted the Netflix talk show “Chelsea” after seven years as the host of “Chelsea Lately” on E!. She also executive produced and starred in the Netflix documentary “Chelsea Does” in 2016, which looked at topics like marriage, Silicon Valley, racism and drugs. She will continue her relationship with Netflix to produce another documentary series focusing on white privilege.

Handler is repped by UTA, Irving Azoff and attorney Craig Jacobson.