Chelsea Handler can pour herself a congratulatory drink for her hard work paying off—and make it a vodka.
NBC has just picked up her pilot Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, based on the hilarious memoir of the same name.
According to EW, the sitcom will be based on that book, plus her two others--My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
Handler won’t play the lead—another actress will—but she’ll be behind the scenes as executive producer. “The show will be mined from my books and allow me the creative control to put a younger actress in the situations I found myself in at 26, while I sit back, laugh, and not get arrested,” said Handler in a statement.
This girl has it made right now! Not only is Chels hosting her show Chelsea Lately, but she’s also working on a new show called After Lately, which will show what happens behind-the-scenes of the late night talk show.
If you’ve read the books, you know this is going to be an instant hit. The situations that chick has gotten herself into in her lifetime—well, we realize why she’s in comedy!
Congrats, Chels! We’ll be tuning in!