Despite biting reviews from a number of critics, fans of TV personality Chelsea Handler have still been brimming with excitement over the upcoming premiere of her new show “Are You There, Chelsea?” which premieres tonight at 8:30 on NBC (available on FreeCast tomorrow). The show follows the day-to-day life of Chelsea (played by Laura Prepon) as she faces various comedic problems in a laugh-track packed, multi-camera sitcom. Though she doesn’t play the lead role of herself, the real Chelsea Handler still plays a major role as Chelsea’s (Laura’s) sister.
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post’s Maggie Furlong, Laura Prepon discussed what it’s like to work on the show. Among her sentiments about her character’s promiscuity and what it was like to work with her former “That 70s Show” co-star Wilmer Valderrama, Laura describes the show as being similar to the 80s show “Cheers”.
Like the classic TV show, the most common setting in “Are You There, Chelsea?” is somewhat of a dive bar filled with regular patrons who contribute to the show’s story. As Prepon says, “…they serve beer and chicken wings, and I know everyone who works there – it’s like my Cheers.”
To read the full interview from huffingtonpost.com, click here.