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'Comedy Nights with Kapil' To Go Off Air In January 2016

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Indian comedy actor Kapil Sharma (C), Sunil Grover (R), actresses Upasana Singh (2R), and Sumona Chakravarti (L) pose during a press conference at a hotel in Amritsar on June 8, 2013. The entertainers visited the Punjabi city to promote a new TV series Comedy Nights with Kapil which will be telecasting on Colour TV Channel on June 22. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian television's 'comedy king' Kapil Sharma has some heartbreaking news for his fans: his mega-successful show Comedy Nights with Kapil is coming to an end.

According to a report in ABP Live, the last episode of the show will be aired on 17th January 2016.

It is said to be Team Kapil Sharma's decision as they are unhappy with Colors step motherly treatment and extra preference being given to the new show, Comedy Nights Bachao.

Kapil, who usually keeps away from controversies, spoke for the first time about the show going off air.

“Yes, it’s true. We told them we would go off air in December, but since they didn’t have a replacement ready, they requested us to continue till 17 January. We started on a good note and put in immense hard work to maintain the quality,” Times Of India reported Kapil saying.

The TOI further reported the comedian saying, “We have been successfully entertaining the audience for the past three years with our content. But when our show became a habit for the viewers, they introduced another one on similar lines. Celebrities who readily agreed to come on our show were told that they will have to make an appearance on the other show as well. I understand the pressure on the channel to work towards making their shows a hit, but not at the cost of sabotaging an established one. It’s perfectly fine to launch new shows, but two programmes should not have similar content and celebrities. I have great respect for people heading the channel. However, I don’t want to be part of the crowd and hence, I decided to wrap up our show.”

Comedy Nights with Kapil has been one of the most popular and TRP-earning shows for the past three years.

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