Comedy Central is developing a sitcom starring Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Heder will play an IT specialist who loses his job and has to move home with his parents and younger brother.
Comedy Central has picked up 10 episodes of the show with 90 more coming if the show is a “hit”. This deal is similar to Tyler Perry and his House of Payne series deal with TBS.
“We’ve always been fans of Jon’s,” McKay says. “This deal gives us a chance to take some big creative swings without the risk of testing and focus grouping the show to death.” The show is scheduled to premiere in 2010.