Comedian Dave Chappelle takes jokes from his personal joke book and turns them into sketches in Comedy Central's hilarious series. The series premiered on January 22, 2003 and ran for two seasons, becoming the second highest rated show on Comedy Central, trailing only South Park
. A third season was ordered, but was stopped after Chappelle walked off the job. After numerous delays of the third season, it has been announced that the show will return for a shortened third season of four episodes in 2006 that will consist of material Chappelle filmed in the spring of 2005 before he walked off. In early 2006, Chappelle had stated on Oprah
that he would think of continuing the show, only if Comedy Central would not air the unaired footage, and would donate half of the show's earnings to charity. However, since Comedy Central has aired the unaired sketches, it is unlikely that that certain plan will occur.
The "new" episodes of Chappelle's Show aired in July. It was originally supposed to have four episodes, but the remaining footage was kept on purpose for the release of the, "Lost Episodes" DVD. The show has been canceled by Comedy Central because Dave lost interest in stereotypical comedy. Regardless, reruns will continue to air on Comedy Central until further notice.
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