Laura Prepon to play Chelsea Handler in NBC pilot

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"That '70s Show" star Laura Prepon is set to play comedienne Chelsea Handler in "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea," a comedy pilot for NBC inspired by Handler's autobiography of the same name, TV Line reports.

The pilot centers on Chelsea Hanson, a single cocktail waitress who is highly opinionated and open about her love of sex and alcohol. Yes, that sounds like Handler. The pilot is being written and executive-produced by "Dharma & Greg" co-creator Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson and Handler is serving as an executive producer.

Prepon recently guest-starred on several series including "How I Met Your Mother" and "Castle." Her last starring role was on the ABC drama "October Road" after "That '70s Show" wrapped in 2006.
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