July 4, 2011

THE SKED: “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” Update

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Reports are that NBC’s midseason sitcom based on Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book has unceremoniously dumped much of its supporting cast:  out are Natalie Morales and Angel Laketa Moore, the actresses who played Laura Prepon (Chelsea)’s best friends, as well as Joy Koy, who played one of her co-workers.  Reportedly this isn’t just a matter of recasting, but a reconception of the characters.  The show needed retooling (my review is here), so this may only be the start of Chelsea‘s changes. 

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."