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USA network greenlights two comedies

September 13, 2011 | 11:29 am
Nathan Lane to executive producer USA comedy

USA network announced Tuesday that is has picked up two half-hour comedies.

The untitled project from Douglas McGrath ("Bullets Over Broadway,” “I Don’t Know How She Does It”) centers on an unlucky Broadway actor whose career is stalled when he returns to his Texas hometown to tend to his ailing father. Previously titled "On We Go," the series touts Nathan Lane ("The Birdcage," "The Producers") as an executive producer; he's also in negotiations to star in the series.

Meanwhile, "Paging Dr. Freed" is about two brothers who inherit their father's medical practice. Michael Feldman (“That’s So Raven,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”) will write and executive produce.

The additions help beef up the network's comedy roster. The network also recently acquired the rights to "Modern Family," with repeats scheduled to air beginning in fall 2013.

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Photo: Nathan Lane. Credit: Associated Press

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