Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Chappelle's Show Back For Limited Engagement

CNN is reporting that Chappelle's Show will be back in April with four new episodes. The episodes will be culled from material that Dave Chappelle was producing in May when he mysteriously walked out on the show and disappeared. Of course a week later he came out of hiding and explained his reasons for walking out on the production. Since that time, he has returned to stand-up comedy but there had been no comment from him on the future of his show. This news of new episodes did not come from Chappelle either, but rather from the president of Comedy Central. I guess that they feel like they should get something out of the $50 million dollars they paid him before he quit. These episodes better be funny cause they took a pretty bad financial hit on this deal. At $12.5 million per episode, this has to be a record for the most money ever spent to produce a half-hour sketch comedy show. They are going to have to sell a lot of DVDs to make that money back!

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