10:45am PT by Lacey Rose
Comedy Central Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer' for Season 5
Amy Schumer’s reign continues.
Comedy Central announced Wednesday that it was renewing her Emmy-winning series Inside Amy Schumer for a fifth season. The fourth season of the series, which also snagged a Peabody, will premiere in April. "We are so excited to get picked up,” said Schumer, adding, “I've gotten picked up many times, but this time feels the best."
What Inside Amy lacks in linear viewers, it makes up for in viral magnitude. The series’ third season grew more than 200 percent and total video streams saw a six-fold increase season-over-season, with over 83 million videos streamed from the third season. Among the show's more memorable sketches: “12 Angry Men” and “Last F---able Day” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey and Patricia Arquette. The series has garnered critical raves, with The New York Times describing it as “the perfect, classic balance of smart and filthy."
The news come as Schumer’s own star has risen dramatically, with the massive success of her feature debut Trainwreck and, months later, her Chris Rock-directed HBO stand-up special. She has several more film projects in the works, including a comedy she’s co-writing with pal Jennifer Lawrence, and she inked a rich book deal last year as well.
Keeping Schumer on the Comedy Central roster has been a top priority; in fact, the network famously offered her The Daily Show hosting gig after Jon Stewart announced he would be departing.