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Amy Schumer refuses to say if Inside Amy Schumer will return

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Amy Schumer isn’t one to shy away from speaking her mind, though the actress, writer, and comedian remained tight-lipped about the potential return of her popular Comedy Central sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, during a Monday night appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

As she participated in the talk show’s recurring Plead the Fifth segment, host Andy Cohen probed Schumer on her comments regarding the possibility of another season of the variety series, which debuted in 2013 and has since won three Primetime Emmys.

“On a scale of 1-10, what is the actual likelihood of a fifth and final season of the show?” Cohen asked. Schumer responded: “I’m going to take number five on the scale… plead the fifth!”

In August, Schumer stirred confusion after tweeting the show wasn’t staffing any writers because they weren’t producing any new episodes. She later clarified her comments, explaining Inside Amy Schumer was not cancelled, though Comedy Central was giving her time to work on other projects, including getting back to her roots in stand-up. She praised the network for giving her (and the show) “a wonderful home” she “couldn’t be happier” with, but the 35-year-old also said she didn’t plan to film new episodes any time soon, revealing she wanted to be “writing more for the next year at least.”

Schumer’s initial tweet came in response to one of her former comedy writers, Kurt Metzger, who posted a series of messages on social media that seemed to reprimand women who don’t report cases of sexual assault. She tweeted: “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… 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.”

Inside Amy Schumer’s fourth season finale aired in June. At the Sept. 18 Emmy Awards, Schumer competed in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance, while the program was also nominated in three other categories at the 2016 ceremony.