According to The Wrap, Comedy Central has decided that its comedy “Key & Peele” will come to an end after the current fifth season.
Star Keegan-Michael Key broke the news to the outlet, saying that “this is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” said Key. “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. That’s the plan right now.”
In other news…
– TVLine reported over the weekend that Riley Smith (“The Messengers”, “True Blood”, “90210”) has come aboard the upcoming fourth season of ABC’s “Nashville”. He will play Markus Keen, a hotshot singer with a mainstream band who wants to become a solo artist and ends up at Rayna James’ “Highway 65” label. When he realizes that Rayna bets big on his album, he realizes he has power over her and unveils his controlling and narcissistic personality traits.
– British singer Ed Sheeran, a big fan of Kurt Sutter’s “Sons of Anarchy”, has joined the cast of Sutter’s new series “The Bastard Executioner”, per the Hollywood Reporter. In the blood-soaked 14th Century warrior drama, Sheeran is set to play Sir Cormac, an ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder.