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Chelsea Handler announces Netflix talk show premiere date in a letter to herself

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Many a show’s premiere date has been announced on social media, but naturally, Chelsea Handler had her own unique spin. While she did use the tried-and-true reveal Wednesday for her upcoming Netflix talk show, she broke the news of its May 11 debut in a funny letter to herself, highlighting important details.

Still untitled, Handler’s talk show will be on Netflix every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday — pulling away from the Netflix norm of dropping all episodes at once, and a good reminder not to have a baby, according to her letter. Episodes will be 30 minutes long, and viewers won’t have to worry about any commercials. They will, however, get to watch her “traveling around the world and learning new things,” basically getting “the college education [she] forgot to get.”

Handler also bestowed her “dream guest list” upon viewers, and it’s an interesting group. The top three (in order) are: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s maid, the Pope, and Michelle Obama. No confirmed guests were named, but she did drop a tidbit about it being an election year, so perhaps we’ll see some political figures. When interviewing respected heavyweights, she says she’ll ask herself “what would [comedian] Byron Allen do?” and make sure to “do the opposite.” (We’ll see.)

In addition to today’s announcement, the former Chelsea Lately host will answer questions about the show on Twitter tomorrow, March 17, at 9 a.m. PT. In the meantime, she has been calling for title suggestions on the social media site, with the clever Chelsea & Chill apparently being the most popular, according to a recent tweet.

The talk show comes not long after the comedian’s four-part Netflix docuseries Chelsea Does, which premiered in January and explored marriage, drugs, racism, and more. Handler’s deal with the streamer includes a stand-up special as well.

The untitled show premieres on Netflix on May 11.

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