‘Key and Peele’ to End After Current Season

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Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will not return for another season of “Key and Peele” on Comedy Central after the end of season five, Variety has confirmed.

“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Key told the Wrap. “It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.”

Season five of “Key and Peele,” which premiered in early July, will end in September. The sketch comedy show, which bowed in 2012, received seven Emmy nominations this year, including noms for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nod for Key. The pair’s contributions helped Comedy Central rack up 25 Emmy noms for the upcoming ceremony.

“There will be Key and Peele productions coming up,” Key said. “We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

One of the team’s best-known sketches, “Substitute Teacher,” is getting the bigscreen treatment from Paramount.

“Key and Peele” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

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  1. Sorry to hear this – I just discovered these talented guys!

  2. anonymous says:

    NO ONE WATCHES THIS SHOW!

  3. Chandler says:

    “There will be Key and Peele productions coming up,” Key said. “We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

    Should put “that we might do for” as opposed to ” that me might do”

  4. JimJim says:

    Excellent comedy. Very funny, with good writing and sensational “acting.” Sorry to see them go. Class act and terrific entertainment.

  5. Gwen Campbell says:

    I am sorry to see you go but, I see from the commercials you will be on many other shows so good luck.

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