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Amy Schumer Hints That Season 5 Of Her Comedy Central Show Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

"We are slated for a Season 5 but not in the foreseeable future," the comedian writes.

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

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More potentially bad news for Comedy Central, if we’re all reading a recent Tweet by Amy Schumer properly.

Schumer told fans late Wednesday night, via her Twitter account, that “we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” The comedian then posted a Tweet from a fan who said she would miss the show.

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Does that mean “Inside Amy Schumer,” which has already been renewed for a fifth season (to air in 2017), is instead done and finished? Schumer’s publicist and a Comedy Central rep were not immediately available to respond or clarify.

The tweet in question was the culmination of several responses that Schumer made throughout the day in response to comments made by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer (or former writer) Kurt Metzger. On social media, Metzger wrote several controversial statements about rape allegations, using the recent example of a male comic, accused of rape, who has been banned by the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.

At first, several Twitter users who asked Schumer to respond were blocked by the comedian. But by Wednesday morning, the comedian wrote on Twitter, “I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger. He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions.”

Two hours later, she wrote again with further clarification: “Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.”

Then, at 7:30 p.m. PT, she issued the Tweet that everyone is now dissecting:

Amy Schumer tweet

That Tweet triggered many questions about the fate of “Inside Amy Schumer.” If she’s signed for another season, could Schumer suddenly decide to quit? (There is precedent: David Chappelle abruptly quit Comedy Central in 2005 just months after signing a rich $50 million deal.)

But perhaps what Schumer really meant to say that “Inside Amy Schumer” isn’t making the show anymore right now, as it’s in hiatus. (Schumer is busy on tour promoting her new book “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.”)

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Schumer’s publicist, Carrie Byalick, told Page Six on Wednesday that Metzger “can’t be fired, because he’s not employed, as no one is. [‘Inside Amy Schumer’] is not in production.”

That would give credence to the possibility that “Inside Amy Schumer” will still go back into production next year for Season 5 (with or without Metzger). But perhaps Schumer made a decision late in the day to drop the show altogether.

Such a move would mark another devastating blow to Comedy Central, which has suffered a talent drain in recent years. Superstars Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and “Key & Peele” are all off the channel now.

Most recently, just this week, Comedy Central canceled “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.”

“Inside Amy Schumer” picked up three Emmy nominations this year, for Outstanding Variety Sketch series, comedy lead actress (for Schumer) and directing for a variety series. The show won the Variety Sketch series Emmy last year, and has also been given a Peabody Award.

UPDATE: This morning, via Twitter, Schumer clarified the status of “Inside Amy Schumer,” saying that while the fifth season has been greenlit, fans shouldn’t anticipate it anytime soon:

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