Chelsea Handler, Martin Sheen To Finally Unite Under Netflix Banner

June 19, 2014


Netflix is doubling down on the outrageously raunch comedy of Chelsea Handler and Martin Sheen. The company has decided to add the anything-goes laughs of the Chelsea Lately and West Wing stars to their streaming lineup, casting each in developing shows. Handler is getting a new talk show on Netflix starting in 2016, and later this year, she'll debut a new comedy special called "Uganda Be Kidding Me." It's a play on "Uganda" for some reason! We'll find out why when she gets to her wild and unfiltered Uganda material.

Sheen, meanwhile, is reportedly joining the 13-episode comedy Grace and Frankie. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are already respectively attached to the title roles; Sheen will play Grace's husband, who launches the show's main conflict when he comes out wanting to marry Frankie's husband. The single-camera comedy joins Amazon's Jeffrey Tambor-starring transgender project, Transparent, in letting Dad know, hey, it's alright. Be who you are. We're here for you.

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