Viewers haven't had the chance to see Natalie Morales, Angel Laketa Moore or Jo Koy in NBC's comedy "Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," and the network would like to keep it that way.
According to TVLine, the trio of actors were let go from Chelsea Handler's semi-autobiographical sitcom (drawn from her book of the same name) and their characters are heading back to the drawing board.
A spokesperson for the show cites "creative reasons" as to why the three won't be moving forward with the show, which is slated to debut in the midseason.
"That '70s Show" star Laura Prepon, meanwhile, is staying in the lead role of Chelsea Handler. Morales was supposed to play her best friend, whereas Moore and Koy had been tapped to portray her sports bar co-workers. Preview clip is below:
Looks great! I cant wait to see it...
I think this is very funny Chelsea Handler kind of stuff. I'd watch it
Holy crap, this looks awful. I couldn't even watch the entire clip; I got so annoyed! Chelsea Handler is soooo not funny at all, how did she get her own sitcom?! How is she even relevant?
She's moved on from her "networking owning boyfriend" so I'm pretty sure he's not the one keeping her late night show on the air. Her ratings are great and I for one love her show. This one, I'm not sure about...I too don't get her playing her own sister instead of herself. I say play yourself, a'la Charlie Sheen or stay out of the show completely. That's just a little odd and would probably make it hard to concentrate. I love her sarcastic humor though, have read most of her books and will continue doing so.
She won't have her network owning boyfriend around, to save this sinking ship...goodbye Chelsea you later...
Wow. Just when you think TV can't possibly get more trashy, Chelsea drops it to a whole new level. Like, Dante's 7th ring of hell...
I have to say, I'm excited to give this series a try. Although, I think getting rid of Jo Koy was a terrible mistake.
I'm just wondering when people are going to realize that she's not funny at all. Wow, you slept with 50 cent and you're a tiny white chick who insults her guests on her show with jokes that aren't even good....yup that deserves a book deal and a sitcom.
excuse me whos Chelsea Handler? I'v never ever ever heard of her
I think it looks better than 50% of the shows currently on. Replacing Joe koy with a leading man, like Ted Danson on Cheers and you could have something good. Joe Koy isn't the right type.
I wouldn't have Chealsea on at all. That confuses things for the viewer. Replace her with a truly odd sister-in-law ( I love the born again aspect vs. Chelsa's persona) and then I'd put my money on it.
– Bob Berbowski
Are they really making a Chelsea Handler sitcom? Ugh.
Is Jo koy playing a gay role. Everyone is Overacting. The star of the show
Bummed about Jo Koy, I love him! Stupid NBC.
Hope the show does well, I'm excited for a female centered comedy that FOR ONCE isn't about babies/getting married/wanting babies & marriage. SNORE.
Women do other stuff?
Poor Jo Koy – he just gets so disrespected. The NBC show will probably tank anyway – who cares........
Well, once again, NBC is living up to its acronym: Nothing But Crap.
Jo Koy is far too annoying, too over exposed already on Chelsea's shows. Better hope this one is better than "After Lately", the biggest flop I've seen. I love Chelsea's humor, but hate the silly, annoying path she seems headed.
The only reason I was going to watch it was to see Joe Koy. Can"t stand Laura Prepon. I think it will be very hard to imagine her as Chelsea. They look nothing alike, and having Chelsea on there as someone else will only make it more ridiculous. I love Chelsea's show as what it is fluff. I don't see how you can get another show out of that fluff.
It is a comedy about a 20-something woman, played by former That 70′s Show star, Laura Prepon, who has a life-changing realization, as described by IMDb. http://bit.ly/jmqKvT
Of COURSE the show is doomed - who gives a flying hell what Chelsea Handler can dream up/what she's about? Entirely too annoying, barely funny.....but maybe with others writing, something could work.
Exactly. Chelsea Handler isn't even funny. She's like a watered down Lewis Black, but not near as funny. Her other show(s) already reek.
The show seems doomed from the beginning. Might as well can it now.
Perhaps the show could get Chelsea's friend Jennifer Aniston for the show!!!! With the poor box office and bad reviews of Anistons last several films the producers could probably get her for a real good price!!!
Looks absolutely HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Headline should read..."All three minority actors given the boot."
obviously you don't know anything about chelsea handler, pulling the oh so tired race card, jeeze, do people like you have a life outside of criticism and whining?
female 2 and a half men
2 episodes,and it's gone
Fingers crossed. Can't stand Chelsea Handler.
I am not sure what to make of any of this. I kind of wish Chelsea was playing herself, instead of her sister...
Agreed. I hate to admit I probably won't be watching this. Wish I wanted to.
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