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Jay Harrington is NBC's 'Nathan'

'Better Off Ted' star joins comedy pilot

"Better Off Ted" star Jay Harrington has been tapped for the lead in NBC's comedy pilot "Nathan vs. Nurture."

"Nurture," from Sony TV, centers on an overachieving heart surgeon (Harrington) who reunites with his birth father and underachieving brothers 35 years after his adoption.

For Harrington, the casting is formally in second position to ABC's sophomore comedy "Ted," which is not expected to be renewed. Harrington's "Ted" co-star Andrea Anders has also booked other work as the female lead on ABC's "Mr. Sunshine," another Sony comedy pilot.

Harrington is repped by ICM and A Management.