usa orders divide and conquer comedy pilot USA orders another comedy series, 'Divide and Conquer'

USA is heading into the half-hour comedy world in a big way this year. Its newest endeavor in that area is a family comedy series, “Divide & Conquer,” from executive producer Peter Ocko (“Fairly Legal,” “The Office,” “Pushing Daisies”).

“Divide & Conquer” is about “four children finding their way to adulthood in these complicated times, and the parents whose lives they’re sucking dry to get there.” The big family deals with love and support and “all the other things parents do to mess up their kids” and focuses on Ben and Charlotte — parents who just hope their kids move out some day.

This marks the fourth new comedy greenlit by USA for 2014. The others are “Sirens” (following EMTs), “Playing House” (a female buddy comedy) and “Love Is Dead” (about a company that specializes in breaking up relationships). “Sirens” and “Playing House” already have series orders, wile “Divide & Conquer” and “Love Is Dead” remain at the pilot phase.

Whichever comedies make it onto the air on USA will be helped in their launches by “Modern Family.” Starting on Tuesday, September 24, the cable network will begin airing repeat episodes of the multi Emmy-winning series.

Posted by:Laurel Brown