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Comedy Central Extends 'Key & Peele'

Comedy Central has extended its comedy sketch series Key & Peele and have given the series stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele a development deal to expand develop characters from the show into an animated series, the network announced Wednesday.

Comedy Central has extended the fourth season of the Emmy-nominated series from 12 to 22-episodes – 20 original shows and two “best of” episodes, according to network officials. The third season of Key & Peele, averaged 2 million total viewers and was the most watched show in its Wednesday 10:30 p.m. timeslot among Men 18-34, said network officials.

In addition, the network will create an animated project based of Key and Peele’s “Vandaveon and Mike” characters, who will be set as 12-year old monitors navigating their way through middle school.

“Keegan and Jordan keep generating such a limitless supply of funny, inventive sketches, I’m starting to think they are not only 1/2 black and 1/2 white, but also 3/4 alien,” said Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central in a statement.