Two weeks into its freshman season, Comedy Central’s breakout new sketch comedy series Key & Peele has been renewed for a 10-episode second season, which will premiere in the fall. “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,” Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman said. Created by and starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Key & Peele examines life in a provocative way through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments, showcasing Key and Peele’s chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world. The series launched 2 weeks ago behind Comedy Central’s hit Tosh.0 to 2.1 million total viewers, the network’s most watched new series premiere since 2009. It was particularly strong with male viewers, posting a 2.6 rating in men 18-34 rating and a 3.3 in men 18-24 rating to finish as No.1 in its time slot with both demographics across all of television. “We are honored, humbled and most importantly contractually obligated to deliver a second season to Comedy Central,” said Key and Peele. In Key & Peele
Comedy Central Renews Sketch Series 'Key & Peele' For Second Season
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