After a short two-season run, Chelsea Handler’s eponymous talk show at Netflix, Chelsea, is dunzo. The 42-year-old comedienne announced on Twitter the reason behind the cancellation.
“Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me,” she wrote. “From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation. For these reasons, I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me. My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don’t know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide. I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.”
Chelsea first premiered as a thrice-weekly half-hour show in May 2016. When it returned for Season 2, it became a once-weekly hour long show. It was the streaming service’s first foray in the talk show genre.
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