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McRaney Undergoes Surgery; ‘Commando’ Production Put On Hold

Aug 30, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Gerald McRaney, star of the upcoming The WB sitcom “Commando Nanny,” underwent surgery Monday to remove a cancerous growth from his lung.

Mr. McRaney’s publicist Henri Bollinger said in a statement his client had the procedure at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The growth was first detected during a physical examination Mr. McRaney underwent before having minor knee surgery two weeks ago. Although malignant, the statement said the growth was “detected at its earliest stage.”

The statement also said Mr. McRaney would remain in the hospital for several days before returning to his home in Los Angeles next week.

In a joint statement, The WB and Warner Bros. Television said “production of ‘Commando Nanny’ has been put on hold temporarily pending Gerald McRaney’s recovery. The WB and WBTV wish Gerald a swift and total recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the set very soon.”

The postponement is expected to delay “Commando Nanny’s” Sept. 17 premiere. Mr. McRaney’s health is the show’s most recent challenge. Earlier this month Warner Bros. replaced lead Philip Winchester with Owain Yeoman.