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'Are You There, Chelsea?' Profile

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Are You There, Chelsea?
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Are You There, Chelsea? features a fictionalized version of Chelsea Handler as a young twentysomething waitress at a New Jersey sports bar, who spends most of her time getting drunk and bedding dudes.

Premiered:

January 11, 2012

See It:

Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

History:

Are You There, Chelsea? was developed based on comedian Chelsea Handler’s stand-up act and books, and was originally titled Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, after the book of the same name. The name was shortened to Are You There, Chelsea? before the show premiered in January 2012.

Cast:

Laura Prepon as Chelsea
Ali Wong as Olivia
Jake McDorman as Rick
Lauren Lapkus as Dee Dee
Lenny Clarke as Melvin
Mark Povinelli as Todd

Creators:

Are You There, Chelsea? was created by Dottie Dartland Zicklin and Julie Larson, based on the memoirs Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang; and My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler, who also appears in a recurring role as Chelsea’s sister Sloane.
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