Former SNL players Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz have been cast in Comedy Central's as-yet-untitled Jon Heder–starring sitcom created by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. There are also new details about the show itself:
"Heder stars as a man chasing big dreams — even as he loses his job and moves back in with his parents. Sanz will play one of his pals, an ex-convict, with Parnell as another friend, a burned-out teacher.
Together, Heder, Sanz and Parnell attempt to save their hometown — until they ultimately fail in each episode."
It sounds kind of Sarah Silverman Program–esque (in a good way). Maybe the Ferrell-McKay pedigree will give the network another desperately needed quality show in prime time. (But hopefully Chris Parnell will still have time to play Dr. Spaceman on 30 Rock.)
Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz Cast in Will Ferrell/Jon Heder Sitcom [Comedy Central Insider]