Jon Heder exits Comedy Central project

Heder_jon_02 Jon Heder has dropped out of Comedy Central’s comedy series from Will Ferrell.

Heder’s decision to ankle the show came just two days before the show’s March 31 production start. In a briefly-worded statement, the actor said he ultimately didn’t approve of his character’s direction.

“Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character,” the statement said. “Jon wishes the show nothing but success, and is very grateful for the opportunity.”

Heder’s departure leaves what was to be an ambitious series committment up in the air. Comedy Central had ordered an initial 10 episodes of the series, with an option for 90 more. Debmar-Mercury, which set up a similar arrangement at TBS with two Tyler Perry sitcoms, is the distributor.

Heder’s exit also comes just two weeks after Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz joined the cast.

Heder had been cast as a man chasing big dreams — even as he loses his job and moves back in with his parents. Sanz and Parnell were to play his friends. Episodes would follow Heder, Sanz and Parnell as they attempt to save their hometown — and ultimately fail in each episode.

Gary Sanchez’s Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy exec produce, along with Lew Morton.

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