NBC Orders Pilots From Funny Gals Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings

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NBC is courting two outrageous comediennes as it shores up its development season.

For starters, The Peacock has picked up the pilot for Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, a multi-camera comedy inspired by late-night hostess Chelsea Handler’s life. Specifically, the series will follow a group of twentysomethings that is headed by a very outspoken young woman.

Handler would not appear on the laffer, but serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements, Tom Brunelle, and writers Julie Larson and Dottie Dartland Zicklin.

Speaking of bad girls with potty mouths — and in keeping with brand-new NBC honcho Robert Greenblatt’s ambiton to push the broadcast envelope — the network also ordered a pilot starring and based on the comedy of Whitney Cummings. But whereas Cummings, a staple on the stand-up and celeb roast circuits, is single in real life, here she’d play half of a young couple. Cummings would also serve as a co-executive producer.

Which funny gal’s material do you think offers the most potential for a weekly sitcom?



Comments (14)

  • Neither are funny and both are full of fail. No thanks.

    Comment by Nate – January 26, 2011 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think in the end Chelsea’s Horizontal Life would have been a better choice and more story lines for the group so my money is on Whitney. You can always break a couple up and go from there.

    Comment by Topher – January 26, 2011 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chelsea! Get it girl!

    Comment by cdavis – January 26, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Man, there’s a lot of botox and filler in those photos.

    Comment by ger – January 26, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a shame it’s NBC that’s showing interest.

    Comment by Slim – January 26, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m more looking forward to “Are You There, Vodka…”

    Comment by Summer – January 26, 2011 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t stand Chelsea Handler but will give Whitney’s show a try.

    Comment by SARAH – January 26, 2011 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cummings. It’s not even a contest.

    Comment by Matt – January 26, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whitney could maybe possibly be funny if she would learn how to actually tell a joke. Woman has the worst delivery I have ever seen.

    Comment by KevyB – January 26, 2011 11:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And you have the worst analytical skills of anyone who ever posted.

      Comment by filmex – January 27, 2011 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whitney is hilarious! Looking forward to her show.

    Comment by Joy – January 27, 2011 01:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think both of the ladies are funny and will check out the shows.

    Comment by keith – January 27, 2011 06:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • should try show time or hbo no way on prime tv

    Comment by postman – January 28, 2011 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is a Great Group on Facebook called Whitney Cummings Hates My Balls.

    Comment by Yoda Balls – April 5, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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