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Tuesday on TV: Surprise! Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" is actually funny

Published January 31, 2012 10:24 am

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This doesn't happen with any great frequency. Comedy Central has a new show that's actually funny.

Key & Peele (11:30 p.m., Comedy Centrall) is a half hour of sketch comedy that hits more than it misses. Keegan-Michael Key ("MADtv," "Reno 911," "Gary Unmarried") and Jordan Peele ("MADtv," "Children's Hospital") are funny guys.

And because they're African-American - actually, bi-racial - they make jokes about race that might be seen as inappropriate if somebody else was doing it.

When "Key & Peele" sketches miss, they're OK. When they hit, they're hilarious.

Elsewhere on TV ...

Biggest Loser (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The teams compete in challenges involving medicine balls and a trampoline.

Glee (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The rivalry between New Directions and the Warblers gets out of hand as regionals approach. And it's all Michael Jackson as far as the music goes.

90210 (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Dixon is arrested, leaving Annie with a big decision to make.

Celebrity Wife Swap (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The wives of wrestler Mick ''Mankind'' Foley and actor Antonio Sabato Jr. trade lives.

New Girl (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Schmidt wants to know why his shower towel is always damp.

Ringer (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Siobhan is surprised to learn how easily Bridget has settled into her old life.

Inside the Actors Studio (8 p.m., Bravo): George Clooney is the guest.

Southland (8 and 10 p.m., TNT): A violent gang war breaks out.

Raising Hope (8:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Burt becomes obsessed with gambling.

Switched at Birth (9 and 11 p.m., ABC Family): Emmett moves into his father's home.

Jane by Design (10 p.m. ABC Family): Jane is sent to Paris on business.

Tosh.0 (11 p.m., Comedy Central): A new season begins.

Justified (11 p.m., FX): Raylan is on a collision course with the new head of the Dixie Mafia.