How Sad! Netflix, Chelsea Handler Cancel Show So She Can Become Full-Time Activist

Far-left actress and talk show host Chelsea Handler announced in a Wednesday night statement on her Twitter account that her eponymous Netflix show would be cancelled at year’s end so she could devote her full attention to being a radical leftist advocating for pro-abortion women. 

Handler placed blame on President Trump, but she maintained that she’ll stay with Netflix for a future documentary on discussions with people she disagrees with.

She began the letter by stating that the 2016 election and life under the Trump administration “have galvanized me” and “[f]rom the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.”

With that as a launching point, Handler declared that “I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me.”

As for her future, the far-left Hollywood personality swooned about her partnership with the radically pro-abortion group EMILY’s List:

My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don't know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide. I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.

She ended the three-paragraph statement by noting that she’s tag-teaming with Netflix “on a documentary where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough - people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies.”

“Netflix could not be more understanding, and I’m grateful for their continued support. New episodes of Chelsea will continue to stream weekly until the end of this year,” Handler added.

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It’s quite possible that her show wasn’t doing entirely well, but there’s no definitive way for anyone to know since Netflix doesn’t release ratings. 

According to a September 27 story by Diana Falzone of FoxNews.com’s entertainment team, Handler’s show was already facing long odds of surviving: 

Netflix, home to runaway hits like “Orange is the New Black,” “House of Cards” and “Stranger Things,” reportedly paid Chelsea Handler $10 million to do her weekly talk show, “Chelsea.” So far it looks like money poorly spent.

The on-demand streaming video outlet gave Handler’s show a big push when it launched in May 2016, but the response has been lackluster at best. 

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Netflix does not offer ratings beyond thumbs up or thumbs down from viewers, so it’s nearly impossible to quantify a show’s success. But the series, originally intended to air three times a week, has been switched to one show a week, on Fridays, in the second season.

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“There won’t be a ‘Chelsea’ Season 3 unless they simply insist on pretending they didn’t make a poor decision in the first place,” Jurgen said. “If only they put that same money into showcasing some of the actually talented female comedians with something insightful to say beyond cheap Trump or Britney Spears jokes.”

A former TV network executive, who wished to remain anonymous, said the program just isn’t resonating with viewers.

“When Chelsea gets quoted, it seems to be apart from her show brand. So, she's not that quotable, and more importantly, her show is not that quotable.”

Since her show’s inception, the MRC Culture team and their TV bloggers have been all over the bad and the ugly from her asinine show. Whether it was declaring Trump to be a “brainless monkey” or speculating that the President has syphilis, Handler’s show will come to an end. For more moments from the show, a link to the NewsBusters tag can be found here.

Here’s the transcript of the Chelsea Handler tweet from October 18:

Twitter
@ChelseaHandler
October 18, 2017

Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.

For these reasons, I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me. My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way. I want to travel the country and visit areas and people I don't know enough about, speak at colleges and listen to students, and gain a better understanding of our political divide. I have joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights. 

I’m excited to share that I will continue my partnership with Netflix, working together on a documentary where I’ll engage with people I don’t talk with enough - people of different ethnicities, religions and political philosophies. Netflix could not be more understanding, and I’m grateful for their continued support. New episodes of Chelsea will continue to stream weekly until the end of this year.

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