The State vets get Comedy (Central) show

Cult comics Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are giving television another shot. The duo's latest project, dubbed Michael and Michael Have Issues, has been picked up to series by Comedy Central and is set to debut in July.

Black and Showalter are best known for their work in MTV's The State, Comedy Central's Stella, the movie Wet Hot American Summer, and for making jokes about the history of boinking and the radio days of porno (hint: it involves a lot of ham-slapping).

In Michael and Michael Have Issues, Showalter and Black will play the hosts of a fake sketch-comedy show (think 30 Rock) and follow them as they try and get the program together. The narrative storyline, which will largely entail the two hosts fighting each other for publicity and fame, will be broken up by sketches.

The first season is currently slated for seven episodes.

My friend Ingrid loves Showalter and Black, do you? let's hope their buddy Paul Rudd makes a billion cameos.

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Feb 24, 2009
Your friend has good taste. The Michaels are great. But what about David Wain? Please find out for us, Tim Surette!
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Feb 22, 2009
I'll check it out, Liked Stella and most other projects thses guys have done.
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Feb 21, 2009
Will definitely check this out.
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Feb 20, 2009
It may be alright. We'll see.
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Feb 20, 2009
what is this? a less serious version of Studio 60?
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Feb 20, 2009
YES! I want to dip my BALLS in it!
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Feb 20, 2009
I am so psyched that Michael Ian Black has another Comedy Central show. Stella and Reality Bites Back were both great shows that I wanted to see more of.
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Feb 19, 2009
...but will MIB still periodically appear on Reaper?
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Feb 19, 2009
I also love Showalter and Black. I'm really excited, but fully expect it to be canceled like everything else they do. I hope CC gives them more of a chance this time.
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