Over the weekend, Fox cast Jon Heder for the role of “Richard” in its untitled Ricky Blitt comedy pilot.
A man in his early 30s, Richard is an intensely intelligent, though a sloth-like underachiever. He still lives with his mother, where he finds his life turned upside down when his mother gets married and her new husband and three teenage children move in.
Heder joins the previously announced Jane Kaczmarek (“Carol”) as a series regular.
The multi-cam from Wonder Monkey and Candy Bar Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television counts Blitt, Johnny Galecki and Stephen McPherson among its executive producers. Blitt also serves as writer.
Heder, best known for playing the title role in 2004’s “Napoleon Dynamite,” is repped by The Gersh Agency and Mosaic.