Chelsea Handler says she will drop Netflix show to focus on activism

Chelsea Handler says she will drop Netflix show to focus on activism

Handler often used Chelsea to talk about important social and political issues - most recently talking to activist DeRay McKesson and NFL star Reggie Bush regarding the NFL players and their decision to kneel during he national anthem.

"Netflix could not be more understanding and I'm grateful for their continued support", she wrote.

She added, "For these reasons, I've decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me".

The show will end after two seasons.

While it's hard to know how popular Chelsea is as Netflix doesn't disclose its ratings, the show received mixed reviews.

Chelsea Handler is excited about her continued partnership with Netflix. Regardless, it's worth remembering that Handler's series was a somewhat radical idea that was, nonetheless, plagued with bugs from the start. Chelsea was never a ideal show, but it was a trailblazing experiment-the first talk show to make its home on a streaming platform.

Handler's contract with Netflix last through the end of 2017 and Chelsea will continue with weekly episodes through the end of the year, according to Handler's statement. They are working on a documentary in which Handler engages with people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, and diverse political leanings. But back in 2014, that was not the case.

Netflix is saying goodbye to its first foray into late-night talk.

Chelsea handler has been credited with initializing the comedy talk show arena of Netflix. Moreover, she is also planning to write a book. The episodes of her show spanned half an hour, and were aired 3 times during a week during the first season of the show.

In the past, Handler has been open about how the election of Donald Trump changed her outlook and her show.