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Current season of TV’s ‘Key & Peele’ will be its last: ‘It was just time’

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Jordan Peele, left, and Keegan–Michael Key of the show “Key & Peele.” The Comedy Central show will end after this season, its fifth.

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The current season of “Key & Peele” will be the last for the show but not the end of the collaboration between creators and stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

The show, which airs on Comedy Central, was nominated for seven Emmy Awards this year, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key. The show also won a Peabody Award in 2013, and Key performed his popular character of President Obama’s “anger translator” along with the president himself earlier this year.

On Saturday afternoon, Peele posted to his Twitter page a link to a story in The Wrap by Steve Pond that said the show would be ending its run at the end of the current fifth season. He followed that up with messages that read “Don’t miss the last 8 episodes!” and “Love u.”

“It’s not because of Comedy Central; it’s us,” Key told The Wrap. “It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.

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“I’m thinking we could do that every three years — take a year, go bang out a movie. That’s the plan right now.”

The pair have a number of projects for film and television in the works, both together and separately, including “Keanu,” a comedy they recently shot together, and a reboot of “Police Academy.”

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