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Key and Peele season 5 will be the Comedy Central show's last

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Ian White

Key & Peele will end its run on Comedy Central after this current season, EW has confirmed.

 “It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart,” series co-creator and star Keegan-Michael Key told TheWrap, which was first to report the news. “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.”

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

Key & Peele’s fifth season premiered July 8 and will run into September. Key told TheWrap that all of season 5’s episodes have already been filmed. On Twitter, Peele confirmed the news as well, and urged fans to watch the remaining episodes.

Earlier this month, the sketch comedy show — which received a Peabody Award in 2013 — was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key.

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