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Friday, July 10, 2009

Comedy Central Orders Will Ferrell/Jon Heder Series

posted by: Matt Tobey

13404280While your Naploleon Dynamite/Kenny Powers slash-fiction might never come to life, this is probably the next best thing. Comedy Central has just picked up a new show starring Jon Heder and produced Gary Sanchez Productions, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's company that's responsible for Eastbound and Down, Funny or Die and Step Brothers.

COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered an initial run of 10 episodes of a new, untitled sitcom starring Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Blades of Glory") from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury, it was announced today by Debmar-Mercury, Gary Sanchez Productions and COMEDY CENTRAL.

Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company led by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, the untitled, multi-camera sitcom for COMEDY CENTRAL will star Jon Heder as an out of work computer IT specialist who leaves the big city and returns to his small home town, where he moves back in with his parents and younger brother. Ferrell, McKay and Henchy will write and produce the series.

"We've always been fans of Jon's," McKay comments. "This deal gives us a chance to take some big creative swings without the risk of testing and focus grouping the show to death."