Chelsea scores Comcast deal, setting up prodco

Comcast Entertainment Group, the content arm of the US cabler, has signed Chelsea Handler to a multiyear deal that allows the talkshow host to develop new shows under the aegis of her own production company, Borderline Amazing Productions.

Comcast has first-look at all shows from the production company until 2012.

Handler fronts the late night series Chelsea Lately on the E! Entertainment cable channel. The show has proved popular in the US and E! claims that it out-rates network TV talk shows among female viewers.

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