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redrum 05-04-05 06:44 PM

Chappelle Show Suspended
 
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...484_1115248187

whaaaaaat

68ShelbyGT500KR 05-04-05 06:48 PM

Humm... I wonder what he is "ill" from?

Jackskeleton 05-04-05 06:49 PM

I could so relate.

DJLinus 05-04-05 07:22 PM

Weird. I saw a promo for the new season on Comedy Central a night or two ago. If he's sick, I hope he gets better. Guess this means the second season DVD will also be pushed back again.

Meatpants 05-04-05 07:50 PM

I read an article recently about how much trouble they've been having writing new episodes. Apparently he's been drifting into Axl Rose / Brian Wilson territory (aka "nothing is good enough").

mikehunt 05-04-05 07:56 PM

It's my beer
Yes they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell

Triple S 05-04-05 07:56 PM

Perhaps he went for a jog in a rubber suit.

Deftones 05-04-05 08:05 PM

He was "sick" before which pushed the premiere date back from March to May. This is interesting.

raven56706 05-04-05 08:06 PM

HMMM......i think he is still working on the 2 minute show HBO special

mikewendt 05-04-05 08:22 PM

Odd story... Since Comedy Central's site is still promoting both, the DVD release & the 3rd Season start, and they've already shot at least the first episode.

theedge 05-04-05 09:39 PM

Yeah, May 31st, I have my DVR all ready to go!

Maybe they haven't paid him any of his $50 millions yet?

Alright if he can't make it, Bring on Wayne Brady Bitch!!

nowayjesus 05-04-05 09:42 PM


(Paramount has indefinitely pushed back the release of the second season--the studio hopes to time the DVD to the start of season three.)
Well at least now I won't have to worry about buying Scrubs, Seinfeld and Chappelle's Show within the span of two weeks :(

paulringodaman 05-04-05 11:17 PM

This is the worst case of writer's block ever. I guess EVERYONE screaming "I'm Rick James, bitch" EVERYWHERE has given him such high expectations for season 3.

movieking 05-05-05 06:11 AM

This sucks. I've been waiting for the third season seemingly forever.

areacode212 05-05-05 11:22 AM

Hmm...there's an article in the NY Post that's says that the delay is due to a falling-out between Dave & Comedy Central. And before anyone else brings it up, yes, I know it's the Post, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. It's still intriguing:


THE long-awaited new season of comedian Dave Chappelle's show was suddenly suspended yesterday in the wake of an apparent falling out between the comic and his network, Comedy Central.
The show's May 31 start date was canceled, and the future of the hit comedy series appears to be in serious doubt.

Neither the network nor Chappelle was willing to say just what happened to cause the suspension.

But industry sources are saying that Chappelle is trying to back out of his deal with Comedy Central.

Word was that he is unhappy with some of the material shot for the third season of "Chappelle's Show" and is embroiled in a dispute with the network.

Chappelle has already delayed the beginning of his show at least once before.

Because "Chappelle's Show" is one of the highest-rated series on cable, Comedy Central was willing to accommodate him earlier this year when he asked that the show's February start date be postponed.



At the time, Comedy Central said the show was pushed back because Chappelle was reportedly ill and was dealing with unspecified "artistic control" issues.

But things apparently broke down this week, and Comedy Central announced unilaterally that it was not willing to go ahead with the May 31 debut.

"All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future," Comedy Central said in a tersely worded statement.

calhoun07 05-05-05 03:59 PM

Anybody else think this could be a publicity stunt? I am not saying it is, but could it be? To drum up attention for a new season for a show that's been in reruns for longer than the first creation week?

movieking 05-05-05 04:51 PM

I don't think so. I think that Chappelle has writer's block, and doesn't think anything is good enough anymore, as was previously posted.

calhoun07 05-05-05 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by movieking
I don't think so. I think that Chappelle has writer's block, and doesn't think anything is good enough anymore, as was previously posted.

If that's the case, better to let the show go out on a high note rather than be wrangled back because Comedy Central has enough money to throw around. Or delay it as long as possible until he can get some great material together.

Dabaomb 05-05-05 06:18 PM

this sucks :(

Amel 05-05-05 06:30 PM

Yeah, this does suck. I don't think they should wait much longer to release the 2nd season though. If it's ready, put it out there. At least that will help appease the fans waiting for the 3rd season to begin.

Fielding Mellish 05-05-05 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by Amel
I don't think they should wait much longer to release the 2nd season though. If it's ready, put it out there. At least that will help appease the fans waiting for the 3rd season to begin.

Ain't gonna happen. DVD sales are a big part of the $50 million contract.

No show. No DVD's.

(I've elaborated on this a little bit further in the DVD thread.)

Amel 05-05-05 08:39 PM

Damn. If it's true that the guy's off his rocker, I wish him the best. Hopefully, it's not cause of drug use.

Gallant Pig 05-08-05 11:42 PM

Weed makes you lazy.

Bill Needle 05-08-05 11:53 PM


Originally Posted by Amel
Damn. If it's true that the guy's off his rocker, I wish him the best. Hopefully, it's not cause of drug use.

Cocaine's a hell of a drug.

Thrush 05-09-05 12:45 AM

According to comedian Jim Florentine who also works with Comedy Central. Hes battling with the Censors over what they will allow him to air.


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