Wolff is not expected to be replaced. Sources tell Variety that Handler, who has always been involved in the show’s creative process, will continue to lead the show.
Handler’s show debuted just three weeks ago to mixed reviews, with Variety‘s Maureen Ryan writing, “Unless it gets sharper and funnier or begins to offer something more than a puffy celebrity hang, it’s hard to make the case that it’s a necessary addition to the talk-show scene.”
“I’m grateful that Bill was part of the pioneering effort to get Netflix’s first talk show off the ground,” said Handler.
“I am excited for Chelsea as she continues to produce her singular vision for a television talk show,” said Wolff. “My friends at Netflix provide the foremost platform in developing ambitious and compelling creative content.”
“Chelsea,” the streaming service’s first-ever talk show, airs three days a week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), and features a mix of celebrity interviews and field pieces.
Wolff previously served as an executive producer of “The View,” but exited the ABC daytime talk show after a tumultuous year at the helm.
His departure was first reported by Deadline.