I don’t know what’s happening over at MTV, but something is definitely happening over there. The cable channel has announced a new weekly late-night comedy series starring podcast partners Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer called The Nikki and Sara Show, slated to debut in early 2013.
The initial order is expected to be about 12 weekly episodes, with a tentative 11 p.m. Friday time slot for the comedy duo, who joined up previously for their podcast, “You Had to be There.”
Glaser and Schaefer taped two separate pilots for MTV in their studios in Times Square (the former home of Total Request Live), and will collaborate for celebrity interviews, topical jokes and pre-taped sketches.
“MTV’s audience is searching for something fresh and different in late night, and the humor of Nikki and Sara will perfectly fill the void,” said David Janollari, head of MTV Programming. “They are funny and smart with a little edge sprinkled throughout – just the right fit for the time slot and our audience.”
“We are beyond excited to be working with MTV on this project,” added Schaefer and Glaser. “Now it’s just a matter of deciding who gets to make out with Zac Efron first.”