Chappelle's kaput

Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and one of the stars of Chappelle's Show, says he doesn't think the show will return to television. The third season was delayed indefinitely after series star Dave Chappelle disappeared for several days, turning up in South Africa on what he said was a "spiritual retreat."

Murphy tells TV.Guide.com that fans should say good-bye to their beloved show.

"Chappelle's Show is over, man. Done," Murphy said. "It took me a long time to be able to say those words, but I can say it pretty easy now, because it's the truth."

Despite Murphy's proclamation, Comedy Central spokespeople said that their door is still open for the future.

After the first and second seasons of Chappelle's Show set sales records when they were released on DVD, Comedy Central signed Dave Chappelle to a deal worth $50 million. Sources close to Chappelle say the pressure he was feeling for the third season to live up to the hype may have contributed to his sudden disappearance.

In the meantime, Stella will fill the comedy void.

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God I hope murphy's wrong. I would hate to see one the best show's in television history be finished after only 2 seasons. Come back Dave! Plese, Come Back!
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> he got a lot of money and doesn't need more
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No. NO! Stella is crap.
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Ah, that ****s...I was really looking forward to the new season...can you imagine what him and Neal could have come up with after Prince and Rick James??
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Such a shame, but I guess I understand how he feels. When he started, there was no pressure. Just the desire to create something funny. But with sucess comes higher expections and I guess Dave felt he couldn't outdo himself, reached the limit so to speak. As long as he been in the business, Dave still learning the trade. But anywho if that his descion, then so be it. And like Adult Swim said "Better to go out in the flames of a roman candle, then burn out into mediocrity."

Thanks for the laughs anyway, Dave.
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As much as I wanted to see this show return, I'm glad Dave's going out on top. If Dave's unable to come up with fresh material, I wouldn't want him to crank out anything mediocre just to satisfy a contractual agreement.
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THIS SHOW IS VERY FUNNY AND A GOOD SHOW .WHO ELSE THINKS THE SAME WAY RIGHT BACK
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Agreed, Chappelle show is outstanding!
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Oh God...Stella is fricken horrible.
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The unfortunate thing is that now Comedy Central will take all that budget they pooled in for promoting the show and send it towards tripe like South Park and Drawn Together.
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Man! It is a real sad day for all Chappelle fans and a sad day for comedy, to hear this terrible news. I was just wondering when the first episodes of the third season would begin when i hear this bad news. Lets just hope that Dave chappelle gets back on the airwaves soon. Hopefully with the brilliant raconteur Charlie murphy, and some more of his excellent "Charlie murphy's True Hollywood stories"
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Dave? If it's material you need, I've got some.
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noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!:(
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I never thought this show was all that funny so it's no loss to me...
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He isnt dumb. He is already rich, ****.
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just dum
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Dave finally gets the chance at super success and he crumbles under the pressure. This really pisses me off!!!
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Such sad news! David is hilarious! The only way to keep a show is write letters to the network and production office. There needs to be a wave of letters in support of the show and the talent. I mean tons of letters. Like millions!
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I think Dave should stop messin around and give his fans another round of Chppelle show.
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Dave chappelle is the funniest man ever. They've got to be lying about the show being cancelled. Long live THE CHAPPELLE SHOW.
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Stella BLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michael Ian Black is a complete idiot.
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Dave Chapelle needs to put the glass d*ck down, drink a can of Red Balls, and crank out some new eps
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That's too bad if the show doesn't come back. It was pretty funny, but "I'm Rick James" and "Whaaat, okaaay" got really old.

Stella is an excellent show. I like it more than Chapelle's Show, but they're really quite different programs.
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he should do like the sopranos, take a year off then come back
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Stella replacing Chappelle? Doing such a thing is suicide for CC.
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I think this is a trick to make us think its not coming back. Comedy Central paid him the most ever paid to a TV show and they are just waiting and hoping he comes back? No way!, they would have forced him to do the show by lawyers and no one saying a word. So either Chappelle is a scary person to deal with or Comedy Central is given up free money. It will be back in some form or another I think it would be best if they did his show by DVD only it is the top selling DVD and that way he is under no pressure to have a new episode every week. It would help him and the comedy because he could do exactly as he wants with no censore and when he feels inspired he can write a sketch.
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so does this mean that annoying punk kids will stop (badly) immitating him and his character's? THANK GOD HE'S GONE!!
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Looking forward to the season three material that Chappelle made before he went to South Africa, if it is true that he did film some of it.

I'm not that unhappy to see his show go, since he gave some of the funniest moments packed into two seasons that any comedy show has done. I agree with a previous comment here, though: Neal Brennan needs more writing jobs with Comedy Central.
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Obviously sad for the fans, but if this is what Dave wants, then god bless him. He made a genius show for two seasons, he'll do greater things in the future. Don't fret, Dave is still alive! Go Dave- very brave!
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i say, let charlie murphy have his own show. that dude's funny.
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Chapelle's Show is so funny, though. He shouldn't care about the hype and pressure to live up to the other 2 seasons. When his time is up, the ratings will say so.
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Wow this is not a surprise in the least bit
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I would love a Season 3. But I would rather be able to see the show go out on top.
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Stella is better.
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AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thank whatever god may exist. This POS is finally gone! What a waste of time and a pathetic moneymaker for Comedy Central.

Who's rich now ****?
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give this man some sort of anti-depresent so he can get his out his crapper
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no! NO!
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Well, you saw what happened when other great things took a break and came back, they stunk.

Lets see, MIB, Star Wars, Family Guy (sorry folks, the new ones just don't hold up).

There is something to be said for "Striking while the iron is hot."

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stella... not doing it for me. i like it but its no chappelle. mencia? meh. im mexican and every joke mencia is telling has been the kind of stuff weve talked about for decades and its just not fresh or new to me. there are tiny brilliant moments but overall its just okay. im thinking dl hughley will be something special! i would like to see more charlie murphy though... maybe he can have a weekly thing on another show?
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But But But he was the greast comic of all time whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Nooooooooooooooooooooo it was one of my favrite shows*sniff* *tear drop*
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I've never watched the show, but canceling an extremely hyped show seems like a strange (stupid) way to deal with the hype.
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i'd rather be left wit memories of good comedy than for chappelle to come back wit stuff he wasn't proud of and having the audience think that the show is garbage. Even tho i've been waiting sooo looonng for season 3!!!!
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What the hell? Dave Chappelle you should be ashamed of yourself abandoning your show and Comedy Central like that!

You got $50 million for the 2 season deal and couldn't even f***ing deliver!? I just lost so much respect for you.

What? The multi-million doallars killed your comic inspiration? Damn, man, you ****! And this is coming from a black kid.
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IF Dave is doing this to protect his integrity, and not allowing his success to change him, then I applaud him. Alot of others would have taken the money and did whatever the network wanted. Good for you dave. He's RICH BYATCH!
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would you rather him have two great shows and be done? or have 2 great seasons then the rest be crap and over played remakes of in living color skits?
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I really feel for Dave Chappelle, if you hit writers block with a contract like that it would drive you crazy!!
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thank god maybe now people will quit making lame race jokes every 2 seconds
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Chappelle must be smoking something. He is walking away from one of the most popular shows on tv. I still think he is hiding something and there is a bigger reason for him to just take a "spirtual retreat" to Africa.
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How the hell is Stella supposed to replace Chappelle?!

This is a load of bullsh*t
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