10:31am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'Comedy Bang! Bang!' to End on IFC After 5 Seasons
It's the end of the road for Comedy Bang! Bang!
Creator and host Scott Aukerman announced Thursday morning on Twitter that the IFC series would be ending after its fifth season.
"We've had a great run, and I couldn't be more proud of the show. We have 10 final episodes premiering in October, and a great 2-part finale," he tweeted. "We had enough time to write something I feel is truly special and fans will love. Plus we get to do some crazy stuff in the final ten."
The podcast turned TV series riffed on the traditional late-night talk-show format, parodying everything from celebrity appearances to comedy sketches. When bandleader Reggie Watts left the series to join The Late Late Show With James Corden, Kid Cudi took over sidekick duties — only to later be replaced by "Weird Al" Yankovic in the last season.
The fans of the show are so passionate, it's kept me going thru the 5 seasons. They've made gifs like this: pic.twitter.com/IbT8uaP5BE— Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman) August 18, 2016
"Comedy Bang! Bang! has been an incredibly important show for IFC. Over five seasons and more than 100 episodes, Scott Aukerman has been a comedic force who has meant so much to us," said IFC president Jennifer Caserta in a statement. "Comedy Bang! Bang! had a unique sensibility in the comedy space, and delivered an amazing array of A-list guest stars. Scott and his team worked with our advertising partners in ways that were as buzzy as the jokes. We are proud to celebrate Comedy Bang! Bang! across this final 10-episode send-off and appreciate everything it has meant to IFC."
I've always said the sooner we end it, the sooner we can get to the reunion shows. See you in 10 yrs. pic.twitter.com/E1ZbR5Q3UA— Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman) August 18, 2016
The final 10 episodes of the series will air this fall, starting Oct. 28 with two back-to-back episodes. The series finale will air Dec. 10.