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10/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Conan O'Brien's Iraq War Comedy "Operating Instructions" Greenlighted By USA

USA Network gave a cast-contingent green light to a new pilot, Operating Instructions, from Conan O'Brien's Conaco production company and Universal Cable Productions.

While the pilot is a comedy, the subject matter -- at least on its face -- would seem more suited to a drama series.

Operating Instructions is about a top female trauma surgeon who returns from two tours in Iraq to become head of surgery at a military hospital. She finds that she is leaving one combat zone and entering another as she tries to navigate the stateside healthcare system and the bureaucracy that comes with it, all while juggling an unexpected romantic encounter.

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