On Wednesday, comedian Amy Schumer sparked rumors her show “Inside Amy Schumer” had been axed by Comedy Central, in spite of the fact that it was renewed for a fifth season by the network in January.
After receiving backlash for not addressing Kurt Metzger’s recent comments on rape, Schumer tweeted of the “Inside Amy Schumer” writer, "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.”
She went on, "I didn't fire Kurt. He isn't a writer for my show because we aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”
Adding fuel to the cancellation rumors, she retweeted a fan, who wrote, "You're the best, and we'll miss your show. And Twitter sucks sometimes.”
On Thursday, Schumer finally set the record straight on her show’s status, telling her Twitter followers, "#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. @ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn't be happier there. I am just touring.”
Amy added, "Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future.”