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Comedy Central Renews ‘Key & Peele,’ Inks Development Deal With Creators

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will expand their Critiquer’s Corner ”Vandaveon & Mike“ characters into an animated show

Comedy Central has ordered a fourth season of sketch series “Key & Peele” and signed its stars to a series development deal.

The 22-episode renewal order for “Key & Peele” will include two “best of” episodes. The network hasn’t announced a return date.

Under the new pact, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will develop their Critiquer’s Corner “Vandaveon & Mike” characters into an animated series. It will follow the 12-year-old hall monitors as they navigate their way through middle school.

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“Keegan and Jordan keep generating such a limitless supply of funny, inventive sketches, I’m starting to think they are not only half black and half white, but also three-quarter alien,” Comedy Central content development and original programming president Kent Alterman said in a statement.

The third season of “Key & Peele” averaged 2 million total viewers per week and ranked No. 1 on cable in its Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. timeslot. It was in the Top 5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic.

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Its sketches have taken nine out of the Top 10 spots on Comedy Central’s YouTube channel, generating more than 500 million streams.

Created and executive-produced by Key and Peele, the animated series will also be executive produced by Jay Martel, Ian Roberts and Joel Zadak.