Chelsea Handler says she will drop Netflix show to focus on activism

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Handler often used Chelsea to talk about important social and political issues - most recently talking to activist DeRay McKesson and NFL star Reggie Bush regarding the NFL players and their decision to kneel during he national anthem.

In a statement posted on her Twitter account, Handler said she will instead devote more of her time to political organizing and activism, adding that President Trump's election a year ago "galvanized" her.

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She added, "For these reasons, I've decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgeable and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me".

"My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way", Handler explained.

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Her plans include traveling the country to meet people "I don't know enough about", speaking at colleges and working with Emily's List to campaign "for candidates who are fighting for women's rights".

She is also still partnering with Netflix for a documentary about her experiences educating herself on the political climate in the United States. Her show will continue through year's end for Netflix. Pictured: Handler at Apple Music Launch Party Carpool Karaoke: The Series with James Corden on August 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. She's calling it quits on her innovative Netflix "late night" talk show after two season and instead pursuing a documentary project with the streaming giant. Regardless, it's worth remembering that Handler's series was a somewhat radical idea that was, nonetheless, plagued with bugs from the start. At first, Chelsea had three shows every week, but that number was reduced to one per week for the second season. Handler elaborated that she will be focusing more on activism.

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Following the us elections, Handler opted for more in-depth, hour-long episodes which gave her "the opportunity to dig deeper into the subjects that matter to Chelsea most". Every network host but Fallon has seen an increase in viewership, or at least held steady.

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