Colours TV scraps Comedy Nights with Kapil finale

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Kapil Sharma's war with the TV channel that aired Comedy Nights With Kapil cost him a finale spot this week. The final episode of the show, which has been on Colours TV since 2013, was scrapped by the channel, allegedly without prior notice to the producers of the show, according to reports. Fans of the show expressed their surprise on Twitter when the channel advertised aired another comedy series, Comedy Nights Bachao - starring Indian comedian Milap Zaveri, Sunny Leone, Vir Das, and Suresh Menon- for the 10.30pm Sunday slot instead. The show was India's highest rated scripted TV show​.

Sharma’s trouble with the channel is rumoured to stem from a financial disagreement and the intense promotion of another comedy show on the same channel.

Sharma had announced earlier that the final episode, with guest star Akshay Kumar, will be aired on Sunday. A leaked video footage of the last episode of the show is doing the rounds on social media, according to the DNA newspaper.

On Sunday, the comedian tweeted: “I hope @ColorsTV will air the last episode of cnwk with @akshaykumar tonight since its our way to say a gracious thanks to our audience :)”