Are You There, Chelsea? (formerly known as Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea) is an American sitcom created by Dottie Zicklin and Julie Ann Larson and based on Chelsea Handler's 2008 best-selling book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea which follows the exploits of the twentysomething Chelsea, an opinionated young woman who lives life to the fullest as a cocktail waitress, friend, daughter, sister and sexually dynamic advanced drinker.
Chelsea's life revolves around her work at Jerry's Ultimate Sports Bar in New Jersey, where she is surrounded by an eclectic group of friends and co-workers, including Rick (Jake McDorman), the handsome bartender; Olivia (Ali Wong), a fellow cocktail waitress and Chelsea's best friend since childhood; and Todd (Mark Povinelli), the bar back who is always ready with a quick comeback.
Chelsea and Olivia have recently moved in with Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus), a sweet and somewhat sheltered young woman who could be considered the polar opposite of Chelsea.
And then there's Chelsea's dad, Melvin (Lenny Clarke), a man with a big personality and a big heart... and all too often - a big mouth.
Chelsea Handler has a recurring role as Chelsea's born-again Christian sister, Sloane, a married, conservative new mom who has little in common with her carefree sister.
Are You There, Chelsea? is a production of Bonanza Productions in association with 4-to-6 Foot Productions, Werner Entertainment, Borderline Amazing Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) and Julie Larson (The Drew Carey Show) are creators and executive producers. Chelsea Handler serves as executive producer, along with Tom Werner (That '70s Show), Mike Clements (The Life & Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle (Chelsea Lately).