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USA Network Continues Push Into Comedy, Taps 'Heroes' and 'Numb3rs' Alums for New Project Deadline

An actor from "Heroes" and an actress from "Numb3rs" have been cast in the USA Network comedy pilot "Divide & Conquer." Deadline.com reports that Greg Grunberg of "Heroes" and Diane Farr of "Numb3rs" have joined the project.

The original half-hour production is part of a batch of recent comedy pilot orders by USA -- its first in 15 years. The order for "Divide & Conquer" follows orders for "Sirens," "Playing House" and "Love Is Dead," the story notes. The original comedies are geared as companions to off-network airings of "Modern Family" and will air starting in the first quarter of 2014, the story says.

"Divide & Conquer" is a family comedy that could pair well with "Modern Family," which will start its off-network run on USA Network on Sept. 24, the story notes. Grunberg and Farr play a couple with four children, with the dad feeling modern-day families over-parent their children, the story says.