Network comedy may have staged a comeback in fall 2011 with the ratings success of CBS's "2 Broke Girls," Fox's "New Girl" and ABC's "Suburgatory."
NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?" -- debuting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday -- is based on the book by Chelsea Handler (E!'s "Chelsea Lately"), "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea." Handler co-stars as her own semi-frumpy sister, Sloane, while Laura Prepon ("That '70s Show") plays Chelsea, a slutty, boozy bartender.