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USA Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘Fairly Legal’ EP Peter Ocko

The cable network extends its comedy stable with "Divide & Conquer"

USA Network is further pushing into the comedy space with a new pilot order, a network representative told TheWrap.

The cable channel has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot, "Divide & Conquer," written and executive produced by Peter Ocko ("Fairly Legal," "The Office").

See the network's official description of the pilot below.

DIVIDE & CONQUER is a family comedy about love, support, attention and all the other things parents do to mess up their kids. In a world where failure is the new F-word, and normal is the new stupid, Ben and Charlotte are just hoping their kids make it out of the house someday. DIVIDE & CONQUER gets into the heads of a big family: four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they're sucking dry to get there. Written and executive produced by Ocko, the pilot is from Universal Cable Productions.

The order follows USA's recent announcement of its first original comedy series during its recent Upfront presentation for advertisers, which included series orders for Denis Leary and Bob Fisher's "Sirens," Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham's "Playing House," and a pilot order for "Love Is Dead" from Katie O’Connell, Elisa Roth, Sidonie Dumas and Christophe Riandee.

This push into comedy is fueled by the hope of building off its syndication airings of ABC's "Modern Family."