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Scoop: Chris Gethard replaces Jon Heder in Comedy Central sitcom

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This just in: Comedy Central has tapped writer-comedian Chris Gethard to replace Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) in its Will Ferrell-produced sitcom Big Lake, sources confirm. Gethard, an Upright Citizens Brigade regular, has written for Saturday Night Live and the Onion News Network.

Heder dropped out of the project last month for creative reasons.

The series, which centers on a young man (Gethard) who moves back in with his parents, co-stars Saturday Night Live’s Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz.

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