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Keegan-Michael Key (left) and Jordan Peele announced that "Key & Peele" will come to an end after Season 5. Comedy Central

“Key & Peele” Season 5 will be the comedy’s swan song. The Comedy Central sketch show, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, is ending, but it wasn’t the network who decided to cancel the show. With strong ratings, critical acclaim and Emmy nominations, it wouldn’t make sense for Comedy Central to cancel it. The stars decided that they needed to move on.

“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Key told the Wrap. “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.”

“Key & Peele” started in 2012 and went on to earn several awards. The show won a Peabody Award in 2013 and has been nominated for several Emmy Awards. This year, Key is up for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series and the show is nominated in the outstanding variety sketch series category at the Emmys.

Both actors reached out to fans on Twitter after the news hit the internet. Key tweeted about arriving at their “final destination,” while Peele shared his love and told fans to wait for what’s coming up next.

Key assured fans that he and Peele would continue their work together, even after the September series finale. “There will be Key & Peele productions coming up,” he explained. “We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that we might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

They still have an animated series in the works at Comedy Central, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show is based off their Vandaveon and Mike characters from their “Critiquer’s Corner” skits. The cartoon will follow their characters as 12-year-old hall monitors.

“Key & Peele” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central. Are you upset that the show is over or was it time to go? Sound off in the comments section below!