Comedy Central renewed the critically adored Inside Amy Schumer for another season back in January, which means we'll have more of the comic queen through 2017. But questions are beginning to loom about the series' future at the network beyond that, due mostly to Amy Schumer's growing schedule.
In an interview with Variety, Viacom music and entertainment president Doug Herzog said, "I think Amy's immediately viable movie career is something that she's going to be pretty focused on going forward... she's got a lot on her plate right now." When asked if the sketch series would go to a sixth season, Herzog simply said, "To be determined."
Her potential graduation doesn't come as much of a surprise. Schumer is one of Hollywood's most in-demand talents following last summer's Trainwreck, which made $140 million at the domestic box office. She's got a new action/comedy film in the works too, which just added Christopher Meloni as a co-star. Her star power is only continuing to rise, meaning her niche sketch show may be getting smaller and smaller in the rearview mirror.
And of course, she'd be following a template: her Comedy Central brothers Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele departed their hit sketch show on the network after five seasons to make their big-screen debut, Keanu.