They may be two very different shows on two different networks but Comedy Central’s breakout sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” and USA’s sports-psychologist drama “Necessary Roughness” have both been renewed for third seasons.
The Season 3 pickup is no surprise for “Key,” which proved especially buzzworthy this election year thanks to the recurring “Obama Anger Translator” skits featuring Jordan Peele as Barack Obama and Keegan-Michael Key as his “anger translator” Luther.
“Since Obama won re-election, it only seems fair that we would give ‘Key and Peele’ another season,” Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman joked in a statement.
“We are so thrilled about the pick-up and want to thank Comedy Central for FOUR MORE YEARS!” added Key and Peele. “Oh wait, what’s that? One more year? Oh… ok, that will work too.”
The Season 3 pickup for USA’s “Roughness,” starring Callie Thorne, was less of a sure thing. But Deadline reports the network is likely opting for a 10 episode third season to debut sometime in 2013. The series still has five remaining Season 2 episodes scheduled to launch January 23.