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Kristin Chenoweth Explains 'Good Christian Belles' to Chelsea Handler

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    Comedienne Chelsea Handler is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters November 25, 2011. Chelsea Handler may have more jobs than James Franco -- award-winning actor, daytime television star, writer, director, novelist, academic. Handler is a queen of late-night TV talk shows who has hosted "Chelsea Lately" on cable TV network E! She is the author of four best-selling books, creator a new TV sitcom scheduled to air in January and recently signed a development deal with E!
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 11, 2012|2:38 pm

Kristin Chenoweth has appeared on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" to talk about her upcoming show "GCB."

On the talk show, the actress and singer explained to "Lately" host Chelsea Handler that "GCB" was an acronym for "Good Christian Belles."

Chenoweth will star in the upcoming drama on ABC, which includes the tagline "Love Thy Neighbor," and is based on the book "Good Christian B*****s" by Kim Gatlin.

On Tuesday's episode, Handler asked Chenoweth: "What does 'GCB' stand for? Because it's confusing for that to be on ABC."

Then the host jibed, "It's like, how many letters do I have to remember?"

Chenoweth clarified the meaning of "GCB," citing the aforementioned book. The actress added that ABC "liked the roll of the tongue" with using the acronym.

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It is widely believed that the book title what shortened to "GCB" by ABC to eliminate the use of the expletive.

Also speaking to E! News about the upcoming drama, Chenoweth described the show as "human."

"It's about five women who grew up together in the Bible Belt and how they deal with each other and their demons," said the 43-year-old actress. "l love it because it shows faith in a very human way."

"GCB" has been compared to ABC's outgoing series, “Desperate Housewives,” in that the female-focused dramas are both laced with humor.

Robert Harling, producer of ABC's new series, admitted the title of the show was a source of controversy.

"The use of the title raised a lot of eyebrows," said the producer, according to USA Today. "When I started working on it, I sort of put it aside."

"GCB" premieres Sunday, March 4 at 10 p.m. EST.

 

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