When The Checks Stop Coming In: DL Hughley’s Show Dissolved

- By Bossip Staff

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According to Livesteez, DL Hughley’s show is in the dumps:

Comedian D.L. Hughley’s CNN show “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News” will reportedly cease production by the end of March 2009. Though the performer’s won’t have his regular Saturday night comedy/news program any longer, he will still be in association with the popular news network. The network reported some of the details of the situation in a statement released last week: “D.L. approached CNN about being permanently based in Los Angeles, where his family lives. To accommodate this, we agreed upon a new role where he will be a contributor for the network based in Los Angeles. We are eager to continue our relationship with D.L., who is a tremendous talent and a valued colleague.” Though reviews of the show were mixed at best, Hughley still managed to pull in approximately 200,000 viewers each night. And those numbers likely spiked after the comedian’s interview with Republican National Chairman Michael Steele sparked a feud between the chairman and coservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

Everyone knows he was living a pipe dream anyways. Good luck in the future D.L.


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  • GGooDie

    Ummm duh!!

    Hughley is a Comedian not a Political analyst.

    CNN is dumb for doo doo puffs to put that show on anyone.

    I guess everyone is trying to take a stab in the new found BLACKNESS that is sweeping the world.

    Yeah right!

    Better luck next time buddy.

  • Lisa Vee


  • Lisa Vee

    that show was a disgrace from jump…he isn’t even a good comedian.

  • *Treasure*

    Whatever troubles he has coming to him is well deserved. I lost all respect for him when he sided with Don Imus derrogatory comments about those women.

    His show on BET was a disgrace and full of racist rhetoric. He tried to make it appealing with comedy, But the racial overtones could not be ignored. I am glad he does not have a forum to spread his racist nonsense any longer.

  • Owners of Bossip-and bullshit

    And we care because wha?

  • riding with brezzy!!!!!!!!

    His show is racist !!! Glad they took it off !!!

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner

    …………show was wack anyway…………..

  • wifey06

    who was gonna go olooking fo rhis show on saturdy night at 10pm.. come on cnn knew what they were doing before they aired him!!!!

    no black shows on CNN for real. He was their minority quota.

    I tell you that grace chicks gets on my nerves with her show. Same ole person missing an still talking about all of the family members and their lives.

    we wanted a black show that could say what was really on our minds and there is no way we can do that on white man airwaves. Tyler Perry network is so needed!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Grace is the missing white woman segment of CNN.

  • Bria

    I don’t think anyone saw this show who’s making these comments. It actually was a very entertaining and informative show. I would like to know why we get mad at white people when they say things that are out of line. Because the things we say about each other is far more damaging than what anyone else can do or say to us. So let’s check our anger until we start respecting each other.

  • Jessica

    It dissolved because it was horrible.

    Have they ever canceled a top rated show after it just got started? No never. In my humble opinion the interviews, skits and comedy should have been more entertaining overall.

    There was something to be lacking.

    End of Story.

  • c from stl

    There are three things to say about this show:

    1. When the show first aired it was absolutely TERRIBLE and that’s putting it mildly. D.L. looked very uncomfortable and nothing seemed to flow between segments.

    2. For some reason AFTER the election the show actually got alot better. They changed some things around on the set and D.L. seemed alot more relaxed. I actually chuckled a few times (which says alot because the first few episodes had me feeling sorry for him).

    3. D.L. is a comedian, not a political contributor, analyst, commentator, etc. He had no connection to these politicians that appeared on his show and his contribution to the subject matters never seemed serious and always had some type of racial undertone to it.

    I’m actually not surprised that his show got cancelled. I was just waiting on the announcement to come along and now here it is.

  • Sepia830

    D.L. is the ish!! I didn’t particularly care for his show, but mostly because once Obama won I didn’t have the same interest in politics. Hopefully this will free up his time to appear on Bill Maher’s show and do a new comedy concert on HBO.

    Much luck and love to you, D.L. 🙂

  • stezz

    I thought the show was good and I’m proud of DL for getting to that platform that many people, of all races, yearn to acheive.
    It took people with some level of intelligence and an interest of current issues to appreciate it fully. Flava of Love probably would be better suited for you ingnorant criticizers on this page.

  • stezz

    /\cosign with Sepia830 on the Tyler Perry comment…

  • pyt10050

    Call me crazy, but didn’t we all know his 15 minutes were up a long time ago???


    I am a self proclaimed political junkie and I liked the show. DL is actually pretty well informed on the subject of politics and is extremely well read on the matter (check him out when he’s been on Bill Mahr). The only difference between him and other political pundits is that that is their only hustle. He happens to also be a comedian. I think he got yanked b/c of the whole Limbaugh thing.

    BTW, I love Cedric the Entertainer as much as the next person but I only want him telling me about not calling grown folks Delicious- NOT politics…

  • http://bossip MonMon

    Although, I did not agree with DL Hughley’s methods I refuse to put him down. Do you care to know why? We as a black race alway choose to put another black person down for their efforts, at least he tried. When was the last time you did something really great in your life? I mean something great regardless of what your so-called friends had to say? When? And, for you guys to put down Tyler Perry is sooooooo wrong!!! This man fought his way out of poverty to get to where he is today!!! That old term: IF YOU BELIEVE IT YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT..by Mr. Jackson is not just a corny phrase..it’s in fact the truth. Stop hating on someone who has the guts to do something you may not feel comfortable doing yourselves!!! C’mon Black People..When Are We Going To Start To Love One Another With Brotherly or Sisterly Love? Well, when???

    Signed: A Child of God

  • uhbeautifulmind

    Thank God!

  • http://www.hoot.com Man, I just don't care

    DL is one of the funniest comedians out there and the fact that news reporting is not exactly his thang is not important. He gave it a try and now he will move on. It was just a stepping stone to something else

  • http://www.hoot.com Man, I just don't care

    DL is one of the funniest comedians out there and the fact that news reporting is not exactly his thang is not important. He gave it a try and now he will move on. It was just a stepping stone to something else

  • that one girl

    I loved that show.

  • Southern L.A. Gal

    @ MonMon
    It’s not a put down for me on DL or Perry. I think DL, is better at other things. T Perry, is like the only one that we focus on now. Did you go see Spike Lee’s joint, “Miracle at St. Anna”????? Did you support him??? I mean it’s not a put down. We all judge from our own preception and light. If someone see light in me guide me to that path and/or let me know how to improve. DL, can improve and Perry too… Come on, people get over we put one another down too much. Some don’t know how to teach and enpower right, so it comes off like a put down.. Got to have a little roughest to grow and learn..

  • Dark Cable

    I thought the show was ok. It got better as it went on.

  • Butterscotch


    I agree with a lot of what you said. No, DL’s show was not the BEST show out there, but he tried and got better as time went on. Part of making progress as a people is acknowledging that we will not always be of one mind – there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to representing Black folks.

  • Black, Yet Never Incarcerated!

    Wow…and ignorant minstrel who brags about the fact that he only has a G.E.D.

    Maybe they will replace DL with Mike Tyson. I hear Mike has a lot of free time on his hands.

    Thanks for the love CNN.

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