Michael Ausiello
March 29, 2010 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.comThis is hardly dynamite news for Comedy Central: Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) has abruptly dropped out of the Will Ferrell-produced sitcom he was set to star in for the cable net.

Heder’s camp released the following statement exclusively to EW.com confirming the news: “Comedy Central, Gary Sanchez Productions and Jon Heder have mutually decided to part ways over creative differences with the character. Jon wishes the show nothing but success, and is very grateful for the opportunity.”

The untitled series, which centers on a young man (Heder) who moves back in with his parents, co-stars Saturday Night Live‘s Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz. Production was scheduled to get underway later this week, but that’s likely to be pushed back as Comedy Central searches for a new leading man.

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