Wendi McLendon-Covey To Headline ‘St. Denis Scientific’ NBC Comedy Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: As The Goldbergs is wrapping its 10-season bustle on ABC, series huge name Wendi McLendon-Covey has been tapped to handbook one more single-camera broadcast comedy, NBC pilot St. Denis Scientific.
Written by the Superstore and American Auto duo of Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin and to be directed by Superstore’s Ruben Fleischer, St. Denis Scientific is a mockumentary about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon health facility the place the dedicated doctors and nurses attempt their fully to take care of patients while affirming their very personal sanity.
McLendon-Covey will play Joyce, the Govt Director of St. Denis Scientific and aged oncological surgeon with gargantuan goals for the future of St. Denis — goals not on the 2d being realized…
With the casting, McLendon-Covey is making the transition from a loved 1980s family matriarch in Pennsylvania to a 2020s health facility boss in Oregon.
Ledgin govt produces St Denis Scientific, as is Spitzer below his Universal TV-basically basically based production banner Spitzer Keeping Firm. Simon Heuer, Head of TV Pattern at Spitzer Keeping Firm, also govt produces. Universal Tv, a division of Universal Studio Community, is the studio.
McLendon-Covey turned into once an fast fan favourite as supportive — and in most cases overbearing — mom Beverly Goldberg when The Goldbergs debuted in 2013. Beverly speedily turned into the coronary heart of the level to, with McLendon-Covey also emerging as a leader, serving to The Goldbergs navigate thru the loss of two forged members, George Segal, who died, and Jeff Garlin, who exited following HR investigations.
With McLendon-Covey because the lead and govt producer, The Goldbergs closing 300 and sixty five days turned into once renewed for a 10th season, which turned into the series’ closing.
For her position on the ABC comedy, McLendon-Covey has earned two Critics Different TV Awards. She is on the 2d in the film Paint with Owen Wilson and in Disney+’s Plug Pact. McLendon-Covey is repped by UTA, supervisor Gladys Gonzalez and authorized professional David Krintzman.