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Key & Peele Will End After This Season

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Liz Raftery

The current fifth season of Key & Peelewill be the show's last.

"This is our final season -- and it's not because of Comedy Central, it's us," star and co-creator Keegan-Michael Key told TheWrap. "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.

"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."

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All episodes for Season 5, which premiered on July 8, have been shot and the show will conclude in September, according to Key.

Key & Peele premiered on Comedy Central in 2012. Key and co-creator and star Jordan Peele are currently working on an animated spin-off of the show based on their cartoon characters Vandaveon & Mike.

Last week, the show scored six Emmy nominations, including variety sketch series and supporting actor in a comedy series for Key.

Peele confirmed the news on Twitter Saturday, urging viewers to tune in for the remaining episodes.