Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Prepon will be feeling groovy on Fox again.
The network is bringing back cast members from its past hit shows That '70s Show and In Living Color, among others, for a night of celebration on its 25th Anniversary Special, airing Sunday, April 22 at 8/7c.
Via E!'s late-night talk show Chelsea Lately, or After Lately, or her books about one-night stands and booze, Chelsea Handler has become a household name.
Knock knock. Who's there? Chelsea. Chelsea who?
No, make that Chelsea why? The answer to the question posed in NBC's squalid new sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30/7:30c) is "not really." Based on late-night spitfire Chelsea Handler's potty-mouthed party-girl memoirs — but dropping the Vodka from the title because that might be, you know, offensive — this smutty but toothless misfire puzzlingly reduces Handler to a supporting role: that of a mousy, whiny born-again sister to the fictional Chelsea, played by That '70s Show's Laura Prepon with a one-note husky-voiced crassness that grows stale long before the first scene (in a women's jail cell) ends with Glee's Dot Marie Jones leering at Chelsea. Which is maybe the only sexual advance Chelsea spurns. As long as she can be on top. Which she mentions a lot.
Chelsea Handler thinks that Laura Prepon plays a much better Chelsea Handler than she ever did.
On NBC's new comedy Are You There, Chelsea?, which is based on Handler's saucier titled book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Prepon (That '70s Show) plays a twentysomething version of Handler who, in the premiere episode, is arrested for drunk driving. (In a nice twist, Handler herself plays Chelsea's put-upon sister Sloane.)
More than three decades after the psychedelic '70s, That '70s Show's Donna and Fez are looking remarkably youthful. An episode of NBC's upcoming sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (starring Laura Prepon as a cocktail waitress loosely based on boozy talk-show host Chelsea Handler) finds Wilmer Valderrama guest starring as a minor league baseball player.