Chappelle's kaput

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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.