NBC picks up four comedies, including an adaptation of Chelsea Handler’s autobiography

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NBC wants to keep viewers laughing: The network added four comedies to its slate Friday.

They are: ‘Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,’ adapted from the autobiographical book of the same name by E! personality Chelsea Handler, ‘Free Agents,’ ‘Bent’ and an untitled comedy from writers Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair now known as ‘BFF.’

The bunch brings NBC’s tally to six comedies with the peacock network previously announcing the pickup of two untitled comedies from Whitney Cummings and Emily Spivey.


And ‘Chuck’ fans can breathe easy: It will be returning for a fifth season.

For the record, 11:04 a.m., May 13: A previous version of this post stated that next season would ‘Chuck’s’ third. It will be the show’s fifth season.


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