Then, after returning from a commercial break, Handler interviewed a celebrity guest (or guests) for about six minutes each show.
After Lately was a semi-scripted parody of a reality show, in the vein of shows such as The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm, in which the various cast members, guests, writers, crew, and even 'hangers-on' of Chelsea Lately are shown bickering and arguing over mostly trivial and petty matters, and competing for show air time and personal approval from Chelsea.
Handler herself usually appears in very few scenes of the program and is always portrayed as having open and utter disdain for everyone beneath her.
The series premiered on March 6, 2011, and consisted of eight episodes.
A special titled Comedians of Chelsea Lately premiered on August 14, 2009 and lasted four weeks.
Six months after the show concluded, Handler made negative remarks about her time at E during an interview about her new project with Netflix.
"It’s such a different relationship than with E; it's nice to be involved in a show where I do respect their opinions.The routine was usually focused on a topic from pop culture or current events, and sometimes included a video clip or other visual aid.Over the opening credits, the announcer presented the topics of discussion and the show's guest, then makes a comment about something totally irrelevant.Handler previously starred on The Chelsea Handler Show, a sketch comedy show, that aired on E! In 2007, she was approached to host her own late night talk show while she was dating the head of Comcast (E!'s parent company), Chelsea Lately premiered on July 17, 2007, at p.m.Chelsea Lately is an American late night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler which was broadcast on E! The show debuted on July 16, 2007, and was produced by Handler's production company, Borderline Amazing Productions.