AceShowbiz - "Chelsea" is ending its run on Netflix. Chelsea Handler has taken to her Twitter account to announce that she's turning in the keys to her weekly talk show on the streaming service after two seasons.
The comedian announces that she is planning to focus on activism, write a book and partner with Netflix on an original documentary on the current political climate. "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," she says in a statement.
"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," she opens up. "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," she goes on saying, adding that she's joining 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.
The TV personality concludes, "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.
"Chelsea" debuted in May 2016. It aired three episodes per week, before going to the once-a-week format for the current second season.