'Daily Show' correspondent joins ABC pilot

7:14 PM PST 02/24/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Jason Jones to star in 'How to Be a Better American'

Jason Jones is the latest "Daily Show" correspondent heading to primetime.

The actor-comedian has been tapped as the lead in ABC's comedy pilot "How to Be a Better American."

"American" centers on a father (Jones) who embarks on a journey to be a better person and drags his family along kicking and screaming.

Jones, who has worked on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" since 2005, co-penned a comedy project for CBS with his wife and fellow "Daily Show" corespondent Samantha Bee last season, which was eyed as a potential starring vehicle for them. He also did an arc on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother."

Jones follows in the footsteps of other "Daily Show" correspondents who have gone to primetime, including Steve Carell and Ed Helms of "The Office"; Rob Corddry, who toplined Fox's "The Winner"; and most recently Rob Riggle, who stars in CBS' multicamera pilot "Team Spitz."
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