Chelsea Handler to stay up even later on E! with new show

HollywoodNews.com: Chelsea Handler is taking a cue from fictitious ‘90s talk show host Larry Sanders.

Handler is starring and producing “After Lately,” a half hour comedy show that hysterically portrays the backstage drama of her talk show, a la HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show.”

The show will be improvised from story outlines versus concrete scripts; a story method used on the set of another HBO comedy, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Per Variety, production will commence in a few weeks, but no premiere date has been set.

“The show is a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at our office when the cameras are off. … a perfect platform for people who have no business being on camera,” Handler told the trade.

Those starring on “After Lately,” include include Guy Branum, Sarah Colonna, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola and Brad Wollack, who created the show with exec producers Tom Brunelle and Handler.

Variety points out that “Chelsea Lately,” which airs in the 11 p.m. timeslot attracts a larger 18-34 audience than “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.” The show brings in a little less than 1 million viewers on average.

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