NBC Orders Comedy Series ‘St. Denis Medical’ Starring David Alan Grier

St. Denis Medical (Credit: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

David Alan Grier will take up residence in an “underfunded, understaffed” hospital on the new NBC comedy series St. Denis Medical.

In a press release Friday, the network announced the sitcom has been given a series order.

NBC describes the project as “a mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity.”

Wendi McClendon-Covey, who just completed a ten-season run on ABC comedy The Goldbergs, will co-star on the series.

Grier celebrated the pickup on Instagram, writing: “Let’s fu-kin gooooooo! My pilot got picked up! #Yessssss Buuuuuuut the writers r still on strike #Nooooooo #PayTheWriters.”

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The In Living Color and The Carmichael Show alum will be joined in the cast by Allison Tolman (Fargo), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), Mekki Leeper (Jury Duty), and Kahyun Kim (Cocaine Bear).

St. Denis Medical is co-created, written and executive produced by Superstore creative team Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin. Simon Heuer executive produces and Ruben Fleischer directed the pilot.

The comedy is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. A premiere date will be announced later.

NBC’s press release on the pickup included a notation at the bottom about two cancellations — Grand Crew was canceled after two seasons and Young Rock has ended after three seasons.