7 ways Netflix and Chelsea Handler ripped apart the rulebook for late-night TV

Talk shows are fun-filled, sketch-ridden, sometimes musical, often censored programs that air every weekday or night on a major network. But Chelsea Handler and Netflix changed our entire perception of the talk show format with Chelsea, the first weekly talk show for a streaming provider.

Irreverent, absent of boundaries or censors, Chelsea, which premiered last month on Netflix, breaks from the grip of traditional network television. Segments range from casual sit-down interviews with celebrities and political figures, to comedy sketches, monologues, dinner parties, and humorous, investigative segments filmed all over the world. You never know what you’re going to get with each episode.

A new Chelsea episode is made available to Netflix subscribers in 190 countries every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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