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Dave Chappelle Is (Finally) (Maybe) Working On A New Show

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Dave Chappelle is planning his comeback. Maybe. Six years after shutting down production on his hilarious “Chapelle Show,” the comic is rumored to be starting production on a new show. However, the rumor mill has it that the controversial comedian does not want to return to network television, and is instead hoping to air the show on a subscription service such as Netflix or Hulu.

Fans (and undoubtedly the network) were shocked when Chappelle famously flamed out on his old show, seemingly out of the blue. Chappelle walked out weeks before production started on the third season. Citing a lack of creative freedom, not only did he bail on the hit show, but also on the a $50 million dollar contract that went with it. Instead of showing up to work, he fled to Africa and then went on Oprah, as one does. Since then he’s been living a low-key life and performing a string of stand-up gigs. Now it seems he may be ready to get back in the TV game.

The Daily reported yesterday that while Chappelle is ready to return to television, he was not planning on returning to a network anytime soon. Rather, Chappelle was hoping to launch the new project on a subscription service like Netflix or Hulu. Since Netflix has already dropped $100 million on their first made-for-Netflix drama — the David Fincher and Kevin Spacey-driven “House of Cards” — this is not an implausible option. Except for the fact that his reps are denying it that any of it is true.

Yep, all these rumors that got fans of the offbeat comic twitterpated were denounced as “absolutely untrue” by Chappelle’s rep. Go ahead start weeping and rending your clothes and wearing sack cloth and ashes, because there Chappelle is not going to back on TV in the near future. But don’t worry, you’ll always have this:

And this:

And, of course, “I’m Rick James, bitch!”:

See? Thanks to the internet life is still worth living.


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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…