NBC comedy shuffle sees ‘St. Denis Medical’ greenlit, while ‘Young Rock’ & ‘Grand Crew’ are canned

St. Denis Medical

US network NBC has reshuffled its comedy line-up, handing a greenlight to St. Denis Medical, a new mockumentary series, while cancelling existing sitcoms Grand Crew and Young Rock.

Created by Justin Spitzer via his Spitzer Holding Company, alongside Eric Ledgin, with both also serving as executive producer, St Denis Medical is set in 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, David Alan Grier, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper and Kahyun Kim will star in the single-camera workplace comedy, with Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, serving as studio.

Meanwhile, NBC is deferring a renewal decision on Spitzer’s existing comedy series American Auto, with the cast’s options set to expire at the end of the month.

The network has also confirmed the cancellations of two of its sitcoms, with Young Rock to end after three seasons. Starring Dwayne Johnson, the series explored different periods of his life – from his formative years through to his wrestling and football days.

Produced by Universal Television, Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions, the series was created by Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chiang and inspired by Johnson’s real life.

Grand Crew has also been dropped after two seasons. The show, which followed a group of friends trying to navigate life in their 30s, was produced by Universal Television in association with Dr. Goor Productions and P-Jack Industries.

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