Nathan Lane, Cheyenne Jackson and Scrubs Alum Booked for USA Comedy Pilot

USA Network, which recently began to expand its brand by picking up two comedy pilots, has locked in primary casting on one of them.

In an as-yet-untitled comedy from Bullets Over Broadway scribe Douglas McGrath, Nathan Lane — also an executive producer on the project — will star alongside fellow Great White Way staple Cheyenne Jackson, who most recently exercised his funny bone on both Glee and 30 Rock, as well as Scrubs/Cougar Town alum Ken Jenkins.

Lane will play Jasper, an unlucky actor who puts his life (and middling career) on hold to move back to his Texas hometown and care for his ailing father (played by Jenkins). Jackson’s character, Tim, is the town’s handsome doc who befriends the recent import.

USA, which to date is best known for its dramas and dramedies, also recently greenlit Paging Dr. Freed, a half-hour comedy pilot about two brothers who take over their father’s medical practice after his untimely death.