Chelsea Handler Signs New Deal for Original Talk Show on Netflix

Published 06/20 2014 08:22PM

Updated 06/20 2014 08:24PM

In the continuing content wars between streaming services and online platforms, Netflix breaks new ground once again by locking down more original content—but this time in the form of a talk show. Chelsea Handler will be Netflix’s new in-house talking head in addition to striking a deal for distribution and 4 “docu-comedy” specials for one of the highest paid female comedians on television.

Original content is booming for streaming services, and each of them are beginning to act as independent television networks. This is both an attempt to create content that's bolder than cable and at the same time unique enough to keep streamers subscribed to the service.

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