Why couldn't the Wig secure a deal for HTV and get the gang back to work http://nydn.us/1rbPaDk Chelsea Handler has left traditional television, joking and streaming. Netflix confirmed Thursday it has signed comedian Handler to a seven-year deal that starts this fall with multiple comedy specials and launches her new talk show in 2016. The move had been widely expected since Handler announced earlier this year she would not be continuing her current late-night talk show on E! Her E! contract expires in December, but once she started publicly bad-mouthing the network, her final show was moved up to Aug. 26. She will tape her first comedy special for Netflix Friday night in Chicago, as part of her current "Uganda Be Kidding Me" tour.