Comedy Central Orders ‘The Other Two’ and ‘South Side’ to Series
Comedy Central just gave series orders to two new shows. First up is half-hour comedy The Other Two, which is crated, written, and executive produced by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, who recently left their jobs as co-head writers at Saturday Night Live. Here’s the logline:
Created by, written by and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, who recently departed Saturday Night Live after serving as co-head writers during one of the series’ most memorable seasons, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering why he can’t get better auditions than “Man At Party Who Smells Fart,” and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex, High Maintenance) as his 30-year-old sister, and former professional child dancer, Brooke, who aspires to be anything other than what she is right now. As the two siblings work towards finding themselves, they must also confront the dueling emotions of envy and pride brought on by the overnight internet fame of their younger brother, 12-year-old Chase, played by real-life muscal.ly sensation Case Walker. The Other Two will also feature Molly Shannon, who plays the siblings’ Hollywood-ready mother, and Ken Marino (Party Down), as ChaseDream’s newly-hired manager.
The Other Two started out as a pilot order at Comedy Central back in March. “We are so excited to make this show with Comedy Central, our incredible cast, and our joint biological father Lorne Michaels, who will be making a cameo in at least one episode, and is finding that out right now,” Kelly and Schneider said on the news.
The next series order Comedy Central handed out today goes to a workplace comedy called South Side. Here’s the logline for the series, which is written by Bashir Salahuddin, Sultan Salahuddin, and Diallo Riddle:
At its core, South Side is an ensemble workplace comedy set in and around a rent-to-own store in the working class neighborhood of Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. The scripted series centers around two longtime friends trying to better their lives despite the numerous socioeconomic and political obstacles they face on a daily basis, authentically exploring the ups and downs of the ensemble of characters, as well as the people they come into contact with while on the job and off-the-clock. The series will tap into the rich local talent pool of Chicago to further add to its authentic look and feel.
Comedy Central hasn’t announced premiere dates yet for the new shows.