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Chelsea Handler's New Sitcom Dumps Three Cast Members

July 4, 2011 (4:40 am) GMT
Natalie Morales, Angel Laketa Moore and Jo Koy are among those cut from 'Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea' due to creative reasons.

"Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" is cutting almost half of its ensemble, TVLine reports. Among them are Natalie Morales, Angel Laketa Moore and Jo Koy who actually were cast for quite prominent characters.

"" alum Morales was set to play Chelsea's best friend, while former "ER" star Moore and "Chelsea Lately" panelist Koy were supposed to play Chelsea's bar coworkers. A spokesperson for the show confirmed that the threesome will not be moving forward with the series for creative reasons and their characters are currently being reconceived.

"Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" is based on 's best-selling comic memoir of the same title. is still set to play the title character. The semi-autobiographical sitcom is slated to premiere on NBC at midseason.

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