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Jon Heder Books Comedy Central Show & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 10th 2009 11:45AM
Jon Heder and Ryan Seacrest

Jon Heder lands a new Comedy Central show, Ryan Seacrest is close to signing a three-year extension with 'American Idol,' Fox moves 'Dollhouse''s premiere date and more of today's top TV headlines.Jon Heder'Napoleon Dynamite''s Jon Heder will star in a new scripted comedy series for Comedy Central. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy are on tap to write and produce the untitled project about an unemployed IT specialist who moves back in with his family. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ryan SeacrestRyan Seacrest is close to finalizing a new deal with 19 Entertainment. The deal would reportedly extend his 'American Idol' run for an additional three years, with a hefty pay raise that would "make him one of the highest-paid reality hosts on television." So does this mean he'll be getting $144 million a year, too? [Hollywood Reporter]

DollhouseFox's 'Dollhouse' will return one week later than originally planned. The show's second season will now kick off on Sept. 25 at 9PM, not Sept. 18, so that each episode can run consecutively. Meanwhile, an encore episode of the musical comedy series 'Glee' will air in its place. [Live Feed]

Gregory Smith'Everwood' alum Gregory Smith will join 'Reaper''s Missy Peregrym on the new ABC drama series 'Copper.' Smith will co-star as Dov, a fellow police academy graduate who is just starting out on the job. [Hollywood Reporter]

Warehouse 13Tuesday night's 'Warehouse 13' premiered to an impressive 3.5 million viewers. This marks Syfy's highest-rated premiere for a series after 'Stargate: Atlantis' and 'Eureka.' We take it the name change worked after all. [Live Feed]

Ron LivingstonABC's 'Defying Gravity' will officially premiere on Sunday, Aug. 2. The new space thriller, co-starring Ron Livingston and Laura Harris, will blast off with a two-hour premiere before moving to its regular timeslot at 10PM. [Live Feed]


MTV has picked up 'Hard Times,' a new teen drama series about an unpopular 15-year-old student whose classmates soon discover that he is well-endowed. It's like 'Hung: The Teenage Years.' [Hollywood Reporter]

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