Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster Gets Her Own Show

Any fan of Chelsea Lately will recognize Fortune Feimster from her hilarious skits and Chelsea’s round table. You will soon see the comedienne on ABC, too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Feimster is is set to write, produce, and star in Discounted. Feimster will play one half of a pair of sisters that own a failing Charlotte, NC furniture store. Roadblocks in their path to financial stability include a Danish megastore called Wüd, their employees, and their Odd Couple-esque opposite personalities.

Feimster and her co-writers, Jim Freeman and Brian Jarvis, developed Discounted and pitched it to the show’s producers, Borderline Amazing Productions, owned by Chelsea Handler and Chelsea Lately staff members Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle. On her continued relationship with Handler, Feimster told THR:

“I love working for Chelsea and she’s someone I’d like to be working with for a long time. Teaming up with her production company for this project seemed like a perfect fit. They already know my comedic sensibilities and luckily my sense of humor goes really well with theirs. Plus, nobody knows how to dress me up in a more ridiculous costume than Chelsea does!”

I can’t wait to see what this talented and funny team comes up with. I hope being on a major network doesn’t dumb down their humor too much!

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