Gossip-monger Richard Johnson cites a source who says the reclusive Chappelle has been contemplating a return and may be shopping it to a paid subscription service.
A rep for Chappelle did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
Chappelle famously left his highly rated series "Chappelle's Show" during the third season citing burnout and creative differences. He never returned, eating the roughly $50 million left on his contract in the process.
But now — potentially — he's back. (We'll let Rick James finish that line.)
Should Chappelle choose not to go to a network, he has several options.
Sony's Crackle service has also streamed short, original content, including the crime drama "The Bannen Way" and sci-fi series "Trenches."