USA Greenlights Two Sitcoms, Including One Featuring Actor Who’s Won Two Golden Globes and Two Tonys

Sep 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A multiple Goden Globe- and Tony-winning actor is giving sitcoms another chance and the USA Network has greenlighted his pilot along with one other comedy, reports TheWrap.com.

Broadway veteran Nathan Lane’s pilot is the "Untitled Douglas McGrath Project," in which Lane will play a struggling actor whose dreams of Broadway are sidetracked when he has to care for an ailing father in Texas. McGrath is writing the pilot and co-exec producing with Lane.

The other pilot is "Paging Dr. Freed," about two brothers who inherit their father’s medical practice when he dies unexpectedly. Michael Feldman, an "Everybody Loves Raymond" vet, is writing.

In a statement, USA co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said: “The pick-up of these half-hour comedy pilots underscores our commitment to broadening the appeal of USA’s entertainment brand. We’re excited to be collaborating with some of the most distinct voices in the business as we open up to new genres.”

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