Two former Saturday Night Live stars will join with Napoleon Dynamite in a new Comedy Central sitcom. Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz have been cast along with Jon Heder in an untitled sitcom being produced by Gary Sanchez Productions (the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay company). Shooting starts March 31 in New York and the show will premiere in the third quarter.
“Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around,” Adam McKay told Variety. Both of them were strong presences on SNL for several years, crafting original characters as well as playing key supporting roles. More recently, they’ve been relegated to those supporting roles in both TV and film. However, any connection to SNL gives an actor a much higher comedy IQ so it’s a safe bet that this show will be funny enough to warrant a DVR’d episode or two.
Hit the jump to read the official plot description of the show.
Here’s the official plot description:
“The untitled, multi-camera sitcom for COMEDY CENTRAL stars Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) as a young man who won’t let anything get in the way of his big dreams, even if it means losing his job and having to move back in with his parents and sleep on their couch. Heder enlists the help of his friends, an ex-convict, played by Sanz (Saturday Night Live), and a burned-out high-school teacher, played by Parnell (30 Rock), in planning a myriad of well-intentioned schemes to save their hometown, Big Lake. Invariably these plans don’t come to fruition and the gang is forced to go back to the drawing board.”
Comedy Central has picked up 10 episodes of the show with the option for 90 more.