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The late Charlie Murphy will still co-star in BET’s The Comedy Get Down, coming Fall 2017

Charlie Murphy (“Charlie Murphy!”) may have died in April, but his comic legacy lives on, not only in the fourth season of Power on Starz, which began airing this summer — but also the forthcoming first season of The Comedy Get Down, coming to BET.

BET had announced the semi-scripted series last year, wanting to repeat the success of Real Husbands of Hollywood with a look at the lives on- and off-stage for the comedians touring North America on “The Comedy Get Down,” namely George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Murphy.

The first official on-air promo for the series claims it’ll debut this fall on BET, and calls it: “Not reality. Mostly scripted.”

Roll the clip!

Hughley shot a few videos from his phone in August 2016 when they all assembled to begin shooting the first season. Here’s a look at their first rehearsal:

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