NBC Orders Pilots From Funny Gals Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings

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?

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  1. Nate says:

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

  2. Topher says:

    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.

  3. cdavis says:

    Chelsea! Get it girl!

  4. ger says:

    Man, there’s a lot of botox and filler in those photos.

  5. Slim says:

    It’s a shame it’s NBC that’s showing interest.

  6. Summer says:

    I’m more looking forward to “Are You There, Vodka…”

  7. SARAH says:

    Can’t stand Chelsea Handler but will give Whitney’s show a try.

  8. Matt says:

    Cummings. It’s not even a contest.

  9. KevyB says:

    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.

  10. Joy says:

    Whitney is hilarious! Looking forward to her show.

  11. keith says:

    I think both of the ladies are funny and will check out the shows.

  12. postman says:

    should try show time or hbo no way on prime tv

  13. Yoda Balls says:

    There is a Great Group on Facebook called Whitney Cummings Hates My Balls.