Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC) “The Foodie” Episode 10 airs Wednesday, March 14 on NBC (8:30-9 p.m. ET).
Episode Synopsis: When Sloane (Chelsea Handler) takes everyone to a fancy French restaurant to say “thanks” for their support during her pregnancy, Chelsea (Laura Prepon) meets the gorgeous and talented chef Robert (Gilles Marini, “Brothers & Sisters”), who begins courting her with sumptuous meals. As Chelsea becomes addicted to the rich, buttery food – shirking responsibilities and friendships – Olivia (Ali Wong) and Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus) realize that the only way to get her back may be an old-fashioned intervention. Meanwhile, Olivia helps Rick (Jake McDorman) deal with the fact that his girlfriend appears to have moved on. Lenny Clarke and Mark Povinelli also star.
Show Summary: Inspired by the best-selling book from comedienne/talk show host Chelsea Handler (“Chelsea Lately”), the new comedy “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” follows the exploits of twentysomething bartender Chelsea (Laura Prepon, “That ’70s Show”) a strong-willed force of nature who is determined to live life to the fullest and make no apologies.
Her friends are along for the ride but they all know it is Chelsea’s way or the highway. Mark (Jo Koy, “Chelsea Lately”) is a charming bartender whose wit makes him the perfect foil for Chelsea while Shoniqua (Angel Laketa Moore, “ER”) is a smart and sassy fellow waitress who looks out for Chelsea’s best interests. Close friend and fellow bartender Todd (Mark Povinelli, “Water for Elephants”) has a wry sense of humor that keeps her in check. Also starring are Natalie Morales (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Ivory, Chelsea’s feisty best friend; Lauren Lapkus (“The Middle”) as Dee Dee, Chelsea’s sheltered, shy roommate, and Lenny Clarke (“Rescue Me”) as Chelsea’s dad, Melvin. Handler has a recurring role as Chelsea’s sister Sloan, a happily married new mom who has little in common with her carefree sister.
“Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” is a production of Warner Bros. Television in association with Werner Entertainment and Borderline Amazing Productions. Dottie Dartland Zicklin (“Dharma & Greg”) and Julie Larson (“The Drew Carey Show”) are creators and executive producers. Handler serves as executive producer along with Tom Werner (“That ’70s Show”), Mike Clements (“The Life & Times of Tim”) and Tom Brunelle (“Chelsea Lately”)