In a move that can only imply orgy-level internal sex-capades, NBC has announced that a new “comedy” based on “comedian” Chelsea Handler’s “book” Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea and it will be following Whitney to create a full hour of television that no one will be watching. The fact that this show has been greenlit should surprise no one due to the fact that large breasted blonde women sell ads better than anyone else, but what is surprising is that Whitney was chosen to be the stand out before the now titled Are You There, Chelsea? Both Whitney Cummings and Chelsea handler are “famous” for their “work” on the “show” Chelsea Lately but you’d think as an NBC executive, you’d air the show from the woman that already has her name on a show instead of giving a show to the nobody.
What’s even more baffling is that NBC is axing Community in favor of making room for this shit. Now, I’m no fan of Community — in fact, I was strongly against it from episode one. But I do think it’s weird that the star of one E! network show (Joel McHale/Talk Soup) is having his NBC prime time slot sniped by a second E! network “star” (Chelsea Handler/Chelsea Lately). Either the executives at NBC are just watching a lot of E! while having intra-office group jerk sessions or…no, that’s the only thing that could explain the last 3 years of new TV programs.
NBC Thursdays used to be the home of Cheers and Seinfeld. They kind of dipped in the early 2000s with Friends, but they’ve been back on top with some solid shows from Deedle-Dee Productions. What makes me really sad is that networks have the tendency to just greenlight or cancel things without any considerations for the fans of shows. Am I sad that Community will probably not come back? Not at all. But with the way things are going, the Office will soon be over and it will be replaced by another sitcom from another of Chelsea Handler’s friends, leaving Parks and Recreation as the lone bastion of quality entertainment on Thursday nights.
Or they’ll just cancel it.