or


[03/15/10 - 08:55 AM]
Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz Join the Cast of the New Untitled Sitcom Starring Jon Heder from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury
Production on the 10-episode series begins this month for a third quarter premiere.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

CHRIS PARNELL AND HORATIO SANZ JOIN THE CAST OF THE NEW UNTITLED SITCOM STARRING JON HEDER FROM GARY SANCHEZ PRODUCTIONS AND DEBMAR-MERCURY

Multi-Camera Sitcom From Writer-Producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay And Chris Henchy Scheduled To Premiere In 3Q 2010

Shooting Begins March 31 In New York City

NEW YORK, March 15, 2010 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has cast Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz in the untitled sitcom starring Jon Heder from Gary Sanchez Productions and Debmar-Mercury, it was announced today by Gary Sanchez Productions, COMEDY CENTRAL and Debmar-Mercury.

Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company led by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, 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.

Said McKay, "Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around. So we're absolutely giddy that we got them for this show."

Executive produced by Ferrell, McKay and Henchy and written by Emmy(R) Award-winner Lew Morton ("Undeclared", "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"), the series is set to commence production on March 31 in New York City with a premiere scheduled for 3Q 2010.

Chris Parnell is best known for his roles on "Saturday Night Live," having made memorable contributions as a regular cast member off and on from 1998-2006 and in several guest appearances during the 2008 presidential campaign. Currently, Parnell appears regularly as "Dr. Leo Spaceman" on NBC's "30 Rock" and he also plays the Narrator and several other roles on the Scholastic/PBS animated series, "WordGirl." In film, he most recently appeared in the Sony feature, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and recently shot "Paper Man," starring Jeff Daniels and Lisa Kudrow. His other film work includes "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Laborpains," "The Ladies Man" and "Down with Love."

Horatio Sanz honed his craft in his hometown of Chicago as a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and as a company member of "Second City." When he joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in its 24th season, he became their first Latino cast member. On the show, Sanz made his mark with original characters ranging from pothead Gobi in "Jarret's Room," to A/V teacher Mr. Banglian on "Wake Up, Wakefield" and "Uncle Rick" to Amy Poehler's "Kaitlin." Sanz recently appeared in ABC's "In The Motherhood" and in a notable guest appearance on NBC's "30 Rock." This past holiday season, Sanz was honored when Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) released a cover of "I Wish it Was Christmas Today," the song Sanz and Jimmy Fallon co-wrote and performed annually on "SNL." His film credits include "Step Brothers" and "Year One."

Modeled after previous successful groundbreaking Tyler Perry sitcom ventures from Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, COMEDY CENTRAL has initially ordered 10 episodes of the Heder sitcom and will then have the option to order an additional 90 episodes upon a successful first season run. Debmar-Mercury would retain the rights to take the series into syndication after its run on COMEDY CENTRAL. Prior to this deal, Debmar-Mercury had partnered with COMEDY CENTRAL in 2003 to distribute the broadcast syndication rights to the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning series "South Park."

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





  [march 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BIG LAKE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· UNDECLARED (FOX)





[10/30/20 - 01:00 PM]
"Country Strong 2020: Countdown to the CMA Awards" Airs Tuesday, Nov. 10, on ABC
The hour-long special includes interviews and appearances by some of country music's biggest stars.

[10/30/20 - 11:30 AM]
Holiday Cheer Is Right Around the Corner as ABC Announces Its Seasonal Programming Lineup
Highlights include fresh installments of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and "The Disney Holiday Singalong."

[10/30/20 - 11:02 AM]
Spectrum Originals, AMC Networks and Platform One Media Turn on the Light for "Beacon 23"
After a nine-month exclusive run for Spectrum, the series will be an AMC original with a second window across AMC Networks platforms.

[10/30/20 - 10:30 AM]
FOX Makes First New Series Commitment for 2021-22 Season with Pick-Up of Docu-Com "This Country," from Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig
In the half-hour series, a documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns.

[10/30/20 - 10:04 AM]
"Chappelle's Show," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Key & Peele," "Nathan for You" and "Reno 911" Available for Streaming November 1 on HBO Max as Part of Non-Exclusive Licensing Deal with Comedy Central
HBO Max has licensed non-exclusive streaming rights to five award-winning series from Comedy Central's vast library, further expanding the platform's curated portfolio.

[10/30/20 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers the Premiere Episode of New Comedy Series "Moonbase 8" for Free
Simultaneously, all episodes of the series will release for on-demand streaming or download on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime(R) apps and partner on-demand platforms for Showtime subscribers.

[10/30/20 - 09:00 AM]
HBO's "Transhood" Debuts November 12
Filmed over the course of five years in Kansas City, the documentary is an inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they each navigate growing up transgender in America's heartland.

[10/30/20 - 08:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Claims Top Honors with "Thursday Night Football"
The network's NFL franchise once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/30/20 - 08:02 AM]
ESPN Unveils 35-Game College Football Bowl Season Schedule for 2020-21
The schedule features the College Football Playoff Semifinals (Friday, January 1) and the entire New Year's Six, culminating with the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T (Monday, January 11) from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

[10/30/20 - 07:31 AM]
HGTV Taps Eleven Superstar Property and Design Experts to Judge Renovated Spaces in Hit Competition Series "Rock the Block"
The rotating judges panel will include house-flipping phenom Tarek El Moussa and his real estate agent fiancée, Heather Rae Young, who together will decide which competitive duo creates the ideal kitchen for a potential buyer.

[10/30/20 - 07:25 AM]
Peacock Surprise Drop: "Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh" Late-Night Special - Available Now
In a one-woman, late-night special shot entirely from her home during quarantine, comedian and host Lilly Singh plays a wide variety of new and returning characters, satirizing how we're all adjusting to the new normal.

[10/30/20 - 06:41 AM]
iHeartMedia Rings in the Holiday Season with the 2020 "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One"
The CW will broadcast the event as an exclusive nationwide television special on Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/29/20 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 29
Updates include: Steve Agee joins John Cena in HBO Max's "Peacemaker"; Laura Benanti cast in "Gossip Girl" revival series; and Lil Yachty's "Public Figures" finds a new home at HBO Max.

[10/29/20 - 03:02 PM]
Video: "A Closer Look" with Ralph Tresvant - Official Trailer (HD) - UMC
The music documentary series profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry.

[10/29/20 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer and Poster Art for "My Psychedelic Love Story" from Oscar(R) Winning Director Errol Morris
The film is a psychedelic head trip crossed with a possible CIA conspiracy and wrapped in a fascinating love story told by the late Joanna Harcourt-Smith about her time with Timothy Leary.