EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Handler has teamed with comedian Heather McDonald, writer and performer on her E! talk show Chelsea Lately, for a comedy based on McDonald’s upcoming book My Inappropriate Life. McDonald is set to star in the single-camera project, which has sold to Fox. It reunites the production entities behind Handler’s NBC comedy Are You There, Chelsea? — Warner Bros TV, studio-based Werner Entertainment and Handler and Tom Brunelle’s Borderline Amazing.
Co-written by McDonald and Dava Savel (Will & Grace), My Inappropriate Life chronicles McDonald’s experience with a stay-at-home husband, two boys and a half-Asian stepdaughter. Tom Werner, Mike Clements, Handler, Brunelle and Savel executive produce, with McDonald co-executive producing. McDonald, who has been on Chelsea Lately since its 2007 launch and also appears on spinoff After Lately, is with WME and ROAR. Borderline Amazing is with CAA; Savel is with APA.