*It’s only been on the air two weeks, but Comedy Central has seen enough to renew the sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” for a 10-episode second season, which will premiere this fall, reports Deadline.com.
“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 biracial comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, “Key & Peele” examines life 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 in a not quite post-racial world.
As previously reported, the series launched two weeks ago 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.