Nellie Andreeva

key-and-peeleComedy Central‘s Key & Peele has been renewed for a fourth season, which will include 20 original and two “best of” episodes. Additionally, the cable network has given series creators/stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele a development deal for an animated series based on their Critiquer’s Corner “Vandaveon & Mike” characters from the duo’s YouTube videos, in which they critique Key & Peele episodes as their alter-egos Vandaveon Huggins and Mike Taylor (watch a video below). In the animated project, Vandaveon & Mike are 12-year-old hall 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 Comedy Central’s president of original programming Kent Alterman. Key & Peele is executive produced by Key, Peele, Jay Martel, Ian Roberts and Joel Zadak. The show’s third season, which concluded in December, averaged 2 million total viewers. Additionally, Key & Peele videos, including East/West College Bowl, Pizza Order and Obama Loses His S**t, have generated over 500 million total streams, claiming nine of the top ten clips on the Comedy Central YouTube channel, including No.1, Substitute Teacher, with over 44 million streams to date.

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