Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC) “Surprise” Episode 12

Are You There, Chelsea? (NBC) “Surprise” Episode 12 airs Wednesday, March 28 on NBC (8:30-9 p.m. ET).

Episode Synopsis: Chelsea (Laura Prepon) plans a surprise birthday party for Sloane (Chelsea Handler) but the girls end up getting sloppy at home instead. The big surprise comes when Sloane’s husband Chris (Mark Valley, “Boston Legal”) phones Chelsea from the airport to say his Army tour in Afghanistan is done and he is on his way home to surprise Sloane – Chelsea has four hours to clean Sloane up or have Chris find her in a very unflattering state. Lenny Clarke, Lauren Lapkus, Mark Povinelli, Jake McDorman and Ali Wong also star.

Show Summary: Inspired by the best-selling books from actress/comedian Chelsea Handler, “Are You There, Chelsea?” follows the exploits of the 20-something Chelsea (Laura Prepon, “That ‘70s Show”), an opinionated and unapologetic 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, “Greek”), the handsome bartender; Olivia (Ali Wong, “Breaking In”), a fellow cocktail waitress and Chelsea’s best friend since childhood; and, Todd (Mark Povinelli, “Water for Elephants”), the bar back who is always ready with a quick comeback. Chelsea and Olivia have recently moved in with Dee Dee (Lauren Lapkus, “The Middle”), 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, “Rescue Me”), a man with a big personality and a big heart… and all too often – a big mouth.

Chelsea Handler (“Chelsea Lately”) 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.

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