In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Comedy Central said that the highly anticipated third season of Dave Chappelle's show will not make its May 31 premiere date.
"Comedy Central has suspended production on the third season of "Chappelle's Show" until further notice," network spokesman Tony Fox said in a brief statement. "All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future."
Not only does this mean we're left hanging as we wait for another season of Rick James, Black Bush and the Player Haters' Ball, we're going to have to wait longer for the release of the season 2 DVD (which they were wanting to tie in with the start of the third season). Dammit!
However, I found this to be very interesting:
In December, the network said that "Chappelle's Show" was behind schedule after Chappelle fell ill, forcing the network to postpone the expected February debut of new episodes.
"Dave -- and his entire production crew for that matter -- got a bit of a late start on writing season three," Fox told the New York Post. Production was slated to resume in January.
Dave and his entire production crew "got a bit of a late start," did they. You know what that means, don't you? If you don't, let me tell you (backed up by no small amount of personal experience) it means they were stoned out of their minds.
All right, Dave, fair enough. You're excused. I'm mad at you, but I can't stay mad at you.