[04/20/07 - 05:59 PM] Development Update: Wednesday-Friday, April 18-20 Updates include: NBC sends fresh dramas into development, Comedy Central to not "Understand" Michael Ian Black while "Desperate Housewives" and "Ghost Whisperer" staff up for next season.
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from Comedy Central's press release) "Michael Ian Black Doesn't Understand" is a sketch show hosted by Black ("The State," "Stella") that examines one "hot button" topic each week and provides comedic commentary on it through a combination of field and studio pieces. The pilot is executive produced by Black and Jim Biederman ("The Kids in the Hall," "The Howard Stern Radio Show"). Michael Showalter ("Stella") will co-executive produce with Ted Schachter, serving as producer.