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Chelsea Handler’s NBC Show Axes Nearly Half of Its Cast

Producers for Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, the semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom based on Chelsea Handler's book of the same name, have fired White Collar alum Natalie Morales, former ER actress Angel Laketa Moore, and — ouch — Chelsea Lately staple Jo Koy. A Vodka rep said the trio was axed "for creative reasons." That 70's Show alum Laura Prepon is staying put as the star (yay), a young Chelsea Handler, but it's a rocky start for the series, which is slated to premiere mid-season and has already released a trailer with the now-cut cast members in it. In any case, we're sure Handler will make some obnoxious irreverent comment about the changes soon. [TVLine]

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