Amy Schumer sent fans into a tizzy Wednesday night with a tweet implying that her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer has ended.

"We aren't making the show anymore," Schumer posted, in response to reports that one of her writers, Kurt Metzger, had been fired after making controversial comments about rape. "There are no writers for it."

Fall TV Scorecard: What's renewed? What's canceled?

But on Thursday morning, she clarified that Season 5 of the show will air on Comedy Central at some point, just not "in the foreseeable future," and that she will be focusing on other projects for at least the next year. (Schumer's memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, was recently released.)


Comedy Central renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a fifth season in January. The show premiered in 2013 and has received a Peabody Award, eight Emmy nominations and two Emmy wins in its four-season run. Schumer is also up for Outstanding Comedy Actress at this year's Emmy Awards, which will take place on Sept. 18.

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer


In May, Viacom president Doug Herzog said that Schumer's future with Comedy Central was up in the air since her "immediately viable movie career is something that she's going to be pretty focused on going forward." However, Herzog was discussing the possibility of Inside Amy Schumer running for a sixth season, not a fifth.

Metzger, who is credited on 30 episodes of Inside Amy Schumer, wrote a Facebook post earlier this week criticizing women who claim to have been raped but who wait to report the crime to police and/or cannot provide physical evidence. (The post has since been deleted.)

Schumer posted these tweets in response, later clarifying that she didn't fire Metzger:


TVGuide.com has reached out to Comedy Central for comment.