Jon Heder lands Comedy Central show

"Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder has landed a sitcom deal at Comedy Central.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of a new scripted comedy starring Heder as an out of work computer IT specialist who returns to his small home town and moves back in with his parents and younger brother.

The project is from Gary Sanchez Prods., with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy producing, and it will be distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

The news comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement of the net picking up "30 Rock" in syndication, and its recent deal to resurrect former Fox animated series "Futurama."

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