Comedy Central lights the pilot on 'Ron White Show'

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On the heels of his latest highly rated stand-up special on Comedy Central, Ron White has inked a deal with the network for his own show.

Comedy Central has handed out a pilot presentation order to "The Ron White Show," a half-hour program designed to showcase the blue-collar comedian's opinionated persona.

On the show, which will feature branded segments, remotes and storytelling, White will look at stories nationwide, focusing on the heartland, through his everyman perspective.

White created the show with Eddie Feldmann ("Dennis Miller Live"). The two are exec producing with White's manager, John MacDonald, and with Michael Pelmont, Brian Volkweiss and Barry Katz of New Wave Entertainment, which manages Feldmann.

White's most recent special, "Behavioral Problems," drew 3.3 million viewers Sunday, ranking as Comedy Central's most-watched stand-up special of the year. His other Comedy Central specials include "You Can't Fix Stupid" and "They Call Me Tater Salad."

White, a member of the Blue Collar Comedy quartet, and Feldmann are repped by APA. (partialdiff)
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