Chelsea Handler’s new talk show Chelsea recently launched on Netflix.
Netflix will offer new episodes every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, no more than 48 hours after they’re taped.
“No band. No cue cards. We’re not planning on a monologue,” Executive Producer Bill Wolff says. “We’re not really going to pay attention to the conventions of the late-night talk show.”
He says guests won’t just come on to promote their latest projects.
“Our goal is to have really thoughtful conversations. … Guests (will) come from a wide range of areas, so that could be entertainers, but also politicians and newsmakers and experts.”
Episodes will also feature a studio audience, though significant portions of some shows will be devoted to field pieces and/or specific topics.
Chelsea will also feature segments from special correspondents, such as hip-hop DJ Khaled, who will serve as the show’s “chief financial correspondent.”
“He’s doing stuff like explaining the gold standard and ‘Where is your money?’ and ‘What is good investment advice?’” Wolff says. “It’s explanatory and also hilarious.”
“The orientation of the show is more about inquiry than exposé,” he says. “There is no ideology to our work; we are asking more questions than presenting theses. And so our correspondents will do the same thing.”
#1004: Gwen Stefani. Field piece is Harajuku in Japan.
#1005: Jon Favreau and field piece with youth voters in Florida.
#1006: Christina Aguilera. Field piece is with vocal coach (who teaches transgender individuals how to adjust their tone).
#1007- Senator Barbara Boxer, DJ Khaled
#1008- Gabriel Deem and Noah Church from “Reboot Nation,” Utah state Senator Todd Weiler.