AceShowbiz - Chelsea Handler announced on Wednesday, October 18 that she wouldn't be returning for another season of her Netflix talk show, "Chelsea". While she cited her plan to focus on activism as the reason, a source close to the situation revealed that the show was canned because of the comedian's nasty feud with former BFF Jennifer Aniston.
"Maybe that fight had something to do with it. She was used to getting top people but then they stopped coming on her show," explained the insider to Radar Online.
It contradicted what the streaming giant wanted as the insider added, "Netflix wanted her to deliver A-list stars and she wasn't." Chelsea's focus on human interest stories was reportedly a flop, too. "She couldn't find who she really was and the stories she wanted to tell weren't told in an interesting light," revealed the insider.
The insider further claimed that the cancellation was because the host was no longer funny. "Chelsea wasn't funny anymore," the insider said. "Netflix signed up for a funny show. She was bitter and mean."
"Netflix was fine with Chelsea doing a political show as long as it was funny or biting, but it wasn't," added the insider. It was said that the 42-year-old host "wasn't as good as the other people doing politics. Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert do it right. Chelsea didn't."
Chelsea previously stated in her Twitter account that she decided to leave the show as she wanted to focus on activism and write a book. "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 opened up. "My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way," she said.
The comedian also revealed that she's planning to develop an original documentary on the current political climate with Netflix. She explained, "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."