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  • Chappelle Show. Yeahhhhhhhhhhh.

    Delayed...again...WTF people? W T F? Click Here to Read Story

    'Chappelle' yuks yanked for now
    Comedy Central's hit laffer put on hold


    Comedy Central signed Dave Chappelle last August to a deal valued at $50 million. Less than 24 hours after its upfrontupfront presentation to Madison Avenue, Comedy CentralComedy Central has yanked this month's third-season premiere of its marquee series "Chappelle's Show" and halted production on the skeinskein.
    Comedy Central offered no explanation for the move, instead issuing only a brief statement noting production has been suspended "until further notice. All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future."

    Industry insiders familiar with Comedy Central's decisionmaking process indicate the net's announcement was prompted by the need for star Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle to seek treatment for unspecified personal issues.

    A Comedy Central spokesman declined comment as did a spokesman for Chappelle.

    Last August, cablercabler signed Chappelle to a deal valued at $50 million -- one of the richest pacts in basic cable -- to keep his red-hot "Chappelle's Show" around through 2006. Much of that coincoin was to have come from advances on DVD sales of the show's third and fourth seasons. If those seasons don't materialize, Chappelle (and others associated with the show) stands to make much less money.

    Delay in the third season comes as both a surprise -- promos and commercials directing viewers to the premiere were still airing on the cabler Tuesday evening -- and a major blow to Comedy Central, which was counting on a media frenzy for the return of the satirical sketch comedy.

  • #2
    The return of Family Guy almost makes up for this news. Dave rocks.
    "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

    AP'er since 2004. Yup.....I'm one of THEM.


    • #3
      Chappelle's Show: Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle has checked himself into a mental health facility in South Africa reports NewsMax. The comedian's whereabouts and condition have been unknown since Comedy Central abruptly announced last week that the planned May 31 launch of the third season of "Chappelle's Show" had been postponed and production halted.
      This news was corrected this evening on CBS News by an official press release where Dave describes his trip to South Africa as a spiritual retreat and plans to return to the states shortly to resume work on his hit show.


      • #4
        they have a big story about this in the new entertainment weekly


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