Chelsea Handler, host of E!'s late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, will star in a new half-hour comedy for the network, After Lately, which examines the backstage goings-on of her aforementioned late-night show.
According to Variety, E! has ordered eight episodes of After Lately, which is in a vein similar to HBO's The Larry Sanders Show. The plan is for the thesps to work more from story outlines rather than fully developed scripts, the same technique used on HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.
"The show is a behind-the-scenes look at what happens at our office when the cameras are off. ... A perfect platform for people who have no business being on camera," Chelsea Handler said.
After Lately will feature Guy Branum, Sarah Colonna, Heather McDonald, Chris Franjola and Brad Wollack.
No premiere date has yet been set. Production will begin in a few weeks.