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Chelsea Handler Reveals Netflix Talk Show Premiere Date, Format Details

Chelsea Handler has put pen to paper to announce the premiere date and format details of her upcoming Netflix talk show.

The series will bow May 11 and run as half-hour episodes released Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Handler is still collecting suggestions from fans via social media for the title of the program.

Handler announced the news via a handwritten memo to herself that Netflix distributed Wednesday morning as a press release.

In the note, Handler emphasizes that the show will feature field reporting and interviews with public figures. “You’ll be traveling around the world and learning new things, all courtesy of Netflix,” Handler writes to herself. “Treat this as an opportunity to get the college education you forgot to get.”

She also revealed her “dream guest list” of First Lady Michelle Obama, Pope Francis and Arnold Schwarzanegger’s maid. “When interviewing respected public figures, ask yourself, ‘What would Byron Allen do?’ Then, do the opposite,” she wrote.

Handler set the deal for a talk show with Netflix more than a year ago after she parted ways with E! in August 2014. She hosted the late-night yakker “Chelsea Lately” for seven years. Aside form the talk show, her Netflix deal also includes a stand-up special and a four-part docuseries (“Chelsea Does”).

Read the handwritten press release below.

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