Comedy Central renews ‘Key’

Second season ordered after two airings

Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall.

Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order.

“Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When the show premiered Jan. 31, it drew 2.1 million viewers, giving Comedy Central its best series launch since 2009. The show was No. 1 in its timeslot across all of television among men 18-34.

“Because ‘Key & Peele’ has been so immediately and universally well-received, I was worried if we didn’t give the show a quick pick up, people might accuse me of being racist,” joked Comedy Central head of original programming and production Kent Alterman.

Key and Peele exec produce the series with Ian Roberts, Jay Martel and Joel Zadak.

More TV

  • good-morning-america-strahan

    'Good Morning America' Bounces Back Against NBC's 'Today'

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • National Geographical Partners

    National Geographic Partners Trims Staff With Layoffs

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Sky News Back in Spotlight in Latest Twist of Fox-Sky Bid

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • Jeff Glor

    Steve Capus Out as Top Producer at 'CBS Evening News'

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell

    Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • Sky TV Logo

    Fox Still Expects Sky Takeover to Go Through, but Opponents Rejoice

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

  • 'The Bachelor' Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

    'The Bachelor' Recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Faces 'The Bekah-ning'

    Comedy Central has renewed sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a second season of 10 episodes that will premiere in the fall. Announcement comes in advance of the third episode of “Key,” which airs Tuesday. The first season had an eight-episode order. “Key” was created by and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. When […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content