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Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' For 3rd Season; 13 New Episodes Will Premiere Fall Of 2013

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 27, 2012 1:48 PM
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I have to honest and say that I haven't really been keeping up with the series; I have a lot of catching up to do. Most of my viewing comes after an episode airs, when audiences, and/or the network, uploaded the funniest skits to YouTube, where I eventually watch them.

But once I'm caught up, I'll revisit the entire series, and give a thorough review.

In the meantime, those who do watch with any regularity, and are fans of the show, will appreciate this piece of news that comes via press release from Comedy Central.

COMEDY CENTRAL'S(R) DYNAMIC SKETCH DUO "KEY & PEELE" RENEWED FOR THIRD SEASON

Network Orders 13 Episode Third Season to Premiere in Fall 2013 Executive Produced by Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel and Joel Zadak

Season Finale Airs Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30 ET/PT

NEW YORK, November 27, 2012 - The many faces of COMEDY CENTRAL's sketch comedy stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will continue to make a mark in today's cultural zeitgeist as the all-comedy channel has ordered a third season of the hit sketch show "Key & Peele," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The series is created by and stars Key and Peele and is executive produced by Key, Peele, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel and Joel Zadak. Thirteen new episodes are set to premiere in the fall of 2013.

"Since Obama won re-election, it only seems fair that we would give 'Key and Peele' another season," said Alterman.

"We are so thrilled about the pick-up and want to thank COMEDY CENTRAL for FOUR MORE YEARS!" said Key and Peele. "Oh wait, what's that? One more year? Oh....ok, that will work too."

The second season of "Key & Peele," currently airing new episodes on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, is averaging 1.5 million viewers each week and is number one in its timeslot with Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 in all of television (source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, 9/26/12 - 11/14/12, original telecasts only). The series originally launched in January of this year, and was the biggest COMEDY CENTRAL launch since 2009.

The Obama/Luther video "Obama Loses His SH*T" has received over five million views. In addition, the series has become a digital sensation, with show sketches amassing nearly 40 million views, highlighted by the "East/West College Bowl," "Substitute Teacher" and the Obama/Luther "Victory" speech, which was released on Election Night and hit one million views in only 36 hours.

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