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

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:33 PM

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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