See Who's Set to Play a Young Chelsea Handler

Entertainment Feb. 16, 2011 AT 11:18AM
See Who's Set to Play a Young Chelsea Handler Credit: Steven Lawton/FilmMagic; Steve Jennings/WireImage.com

Hope Laura Prepon is brushing up on her cocktail humor.

The former That 70's Show star, 30, is set to play comedienne Chelsea Handler in a new NBC comedy, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, based on the late night host's best-selling book.

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The actress, who also starred in ABC's short-lived drama, October Road, will star in the pilot as a young Handler -- a single cocktail waitress who talks about her love of sex and alcohol -- Deadline reports.

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Prepon has spoken to UsMagazine.com in the past about the possibilities of returning to TV.

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"I'm trying to figure out if I want to go back on TV or not," she has said. "So I'm looking at some stuff, but it has to be perfect."

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