Voters will determine whether he'll stay in the White House, but the viewers have spoken and they want Obama (and Luther) back for more. Comedy Central has renewed its breakout sketch series, Key & Peele, for a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, Comedy Central. The second season of Key & Peele, which is created by and stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, will consist of 10 episodes and premiere in fall 2012.
"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," said Kent Alterman.
"We are honored, humbled and most importantly contractually obligated to deliver a second season to Comedy Central," said Key & Peele.
Scoring Comedy Central's best launch since 2009, Key & Peele drew 2.1 million total viewers to its series premiere and also resonated among young men, earning a 2.6 men 18-34 rating and a 3.3 men 18-24 rating to finish as #1 in its time slot with both demographics across all of television. For the night, the inaugural episode of the new hit series finished behind only Tosh.0 in all of television for Tuesday Prime among men 18-24. In addition, #KeyAndPeele was the #1 trending topic on Twitter during its premiere play.
Best known for their impressive ability to do improv, conjure up original characters and celebrity impressions, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in Key & Peele, a new series in which these fresh, relevant comedic actor-writers, used to being on the outside looking in, 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, Key & Peele will 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.