‘Key & Peele’ Season 2 Announced

Comedy Central has renewed its hilarious sketch comedy Key & Peele for another season, bringing the show into its sophomore year with the network. After making its big debut and reeling in 2.1 million viewers with continued success, Kent Alterman, the Head of Original Programming and Production, made the announcement regarding Comedy Central’s decision to pick the series up for another year.
“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,” Alterman shared.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, aka Key and Peele, also made a joint statement about the news for their series renewal. “We are honored, humbled and most importantly contractually obligated to deliver a second season to Comedy Central.”

For the unknown, the funny duo of Key and Peele “examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food”, the two “showcase their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post racial world.”

The Comedy Central series, that was created by both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, will air ten new episodes in its second year, set to premiere in fall 2012.