NBC Shakes Up Chelsea Handler Sitcom

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Are you there, casting controversies? It's your network, NBC.

There's been a trio of moves on Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, the upcoming sitcom based on the life/memoir of comedian Chelsea Handler.

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According to various reports, the following three cast members have been dropped:

  1. Natalie Morales
  2. Laketa Moore
  3. Jo Koy

It's unclear if the characters these actors portrayed on the pilot will remain.

The series stars Laura Prepon as a younger of Handler. Morales had signed on as her best friend, while Moore and Koy were each co-workers at a local bar.

Handler is also expected to make the occasional cameo in the sitcom.

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