Comedy Central has ordered a seven-episode hybrid series from Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter.
Michael and Michael Have Issues is scheduled to debut on the network in July.
Executive-produced by Black, Showalter, Jim Biederman (Whitest Kids U Know, I'm With Busey) and Lou Wallach, Michael and Michael Have Issuesstars the long-time comedic partners as the hosts of their own fictitious sketch show. Sketches will be interspersed throughout the narrative thread of each episode. Behind-the-scenes of the show-within-a-show, viewers will get a first hand look at issues, both big -- in an attempt to broaden their appeal, the guys turn their show into a frat house spectacle -- and small -- they fight over the approval of a teenage intern writing an article about them for his high school newspaper -- as they wrestle with insecurity and jealousy.
"This new hybrid series from Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter brings their distinctive take on two comedic standards that will be an outstanding addition to Comedy Central's lineup," said president, original programming and development Lauren Corrao in a statement. "I've been a big fan of both Michaels ever since working with them on the classic MTV sketch show The State and am excited to be in business with them again as they bring their dynamic relationship to life for our viewers."
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