Chelsea Handler is ending Chelsea, her Netflix talk show.
It has been confirmed that Handler is signing off of the streaming service, canceling her show after a two-season run. This was announced by Handler herself via Twitter on Wednesday.
Since the last presidential elections, 42-year-old Handler has been a vocal opponent of POTUS, it came with little surprise that the announcement began with her citing politics as a main reason for the discontinuation of the show.
“Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me,” she wrote. “From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation. 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.”
Handler added that she would like to “gain a better understanding of our political divide,” and in order to do just that she has “joined forces with EMILY’s List to elect more women to public office.” The comedian concluded her statement stating that “Netflix could not be more understanding, and I’m grateful for their continued support.”
While it’s sad to see her go, the move is not all that surprising, especially for those who follow the evolution of the show’s second season and Handler’s desire to create a platform where she could talk to guests about important topics.
New episodes of Chelsea will continue to steam weekly through the end of the year.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) October 18, 2017