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Chelsea Handler's new Netflix show to be more like '60 Minutes'

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    I've never been a fan of the E! News network. And I lost some respect for Chelsea Handler when she started a show on their network. Not because she took the job, that's all well and good. But because she allowed the show to turn into a hateful, gossip rag, when it started out as a show with some promise. That show and 'The Soup' were really the only good programs on that network. And then somewhere down the line, Handler's show went south, and fast.

    Then Chandler surprised me by quitting her very popular show, and opting to join up with a network I really respect - Netflix. Turns out all the while Chelsea really did not enjoy her E! News show because all the network would let her do was mindless gossip on trending celebrities. Handler has apparently always wanted to do more, and I actually think she is capable of much more. So, I am looking forward to what she and Netflix can create, a new show that is to be much more in the vein of '60 Minutes', to come out in 2016.

    Here's Chelsea in a recent interview about her old show, and her transition into working with Netflix:

    "At E!, I did what I wanted, and I didn't listen to anybody because I didn't care what they had to say because I didn't respect their opinions," she said.

    "At Netflix, I do respect their opinions. It's like going out with a guy you're proud to be seen with."

    She also insisted: "I'm so much smarter than that show was, and I wanted to be doing a show that was smarter than I was."

    Handler described her dream format for her Netflix series as being a "faster, quicker [and] cooler" version 60 Minutes, where she can focus on "healthy mix of everything that goes on around the world".

    What do you think? Can Handler redeem herself and turn her image around? I actually think she can, and I will definitely give her new show a shot when it comes out.
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    NeoLogic Wrote: What do you think? Can Handler redeem herself and turn her image around? I actually think she can, and I will definitely give her new show a shot when it comes out.
    I used to watch her a lot a handful of years ago, but I agree that it turned south quickly and I haven't watched her in years. I haven't found an original Netflix show I haven't liked yet, so I also have high hopes for her upcoming show.

    Do you know when her new show will be airing on Netflix?
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    PDX Wrote:
    NeoLogic Wrote: What do you think? Can Handler redeem herself and turn her image around? I actually think she can, and I will definitely give her new show a shot when it comes out.
    I used to watch her a lot a handful of years ago, but I agree that it turned south quickly and I haven't watched her in years. I haven't found an original Netflix show I haven't liked yet, so I also have high hopes for her upcoming show.

    Do you know when her new show will be airing on Netflix?
    Right now just says 2016. Why Chelsea Handler chose Netflix over TV

    My guess is between House of Cards and Orange is the New Black seasons. That would make it around April or May. Though it does say 'thrice weekly aired'. Netflix doesn't currently have any shows like that now, that are 'real time'. Should be cool.

    As for not being disappointing by any Netflix originals, I almost agree with you there. Though I did not like the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Not at all. Good premise, showed promise, but completely failed. Oh well. They bat a great % anyways. Along with the 2 mentioned above, I also love Marco Polo. And Scotal Recall is really funny too.
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    NeoLogic Wrote: I've never been a fan of the E! News network. And I lost some respect for Chelsea Handler when she started a show on their network. Not because she took the job, that's all well and good. But because she allowed the show to turn into a hateful, gossip rag, when it started out as a show with some promise. That show and 'The Soup' were really the only good programs on that network. And then somewhere down the line, Handler's show went south, and fast.

    Then Chandler surprised me by quitting her very popular show, and opting to join up with a network I really respect - Netflix. Turns out all the while Chelsea really did not enjoy her E! News show because all the network would let her do was mindless gossip on trending celebrities. Handler has apparently always wanted to do more, and I actually think she is capable of much more. So, I am looking forward to what she and Netflix can create, a new show that is to be much more in the vein of '60 Minutes', to come out in 2016.

    Here's Chelsea in a recent interview about her old show, and her transition into working with Netflix:
    "At E!, I did what I wanted, and I didn't listen to anybody because I didn't care what they had to say because I didn't respect their opinions," she said.

    "At Netflix, I do respect their opinions. It's like going out with a guy you're proud to be seen with."

    She also insisted: "I'm so much smarter than that show was, and I wanted to be doing a show that was smarter than I was."

    Handler described her dream format for her Netflix series as being a "faster, quicker [and] cooler" version 60 Minutes, where she can focus on "healthy mix of everything that goes on around the world".

    What do you think? Can Handler redeem herself and turn her image around? I actually think she can, and I will definitely give her new show a shot when it comes out.
    Pretty much sums up my opinion about the Handler, E! and Netflix. Well put
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    This sounds like it's going to be a great show. It's exciting to see Netflix enter into the realm of a live-running series and not just dumping an entire season at once and making us all wait for the next season to come out. I hope this is successful and they come up with a few more shows that are similar in nature.