NBC Mockumentary ‘St. Denis Medical’ Gets Season 1 Extended to 18 Episodes

NBC has given a five-episode back order to the upcoming hospital mockumentary “St. Denis Medical,” bringing its first season to a total of 18 episodes.

Per the official logline, the single-cam comedy series is “about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital where the dedicated doctors and nurses try their best to treat patients while maintaining their own sanity.”

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The ensemble cast includes Wendi McClendon-Covey as St. Denis’ executive director Joyce, David Alan Grier as emergency doctor Ron, Allison Tolman as supervising nurse Alex, Josh Lawson as trauma surgeon Bruce, Mekki Leeper as new nurse Matt, Kahyun Kim as emergency nurse Serena and Kaliko Kauahi as veteran nurse Val.

“St. Denis Medical” is created by Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin. Both serve as executive producers alongside Simon Heuer. Ruben Fleischer directed and executive produced the pilot. Universal Television produces the series in association with Spitzer Holding Company.

NBC gave “St. Denis Medical” a pilot order in February of 2023 after a production commitment issued in August 2022. The series was greenlit in June 2023. At upfronts in May, NBC announced that “St. Denis Medical” would air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., though a premiere date has not yet been set.

Spitzer is best known for creating the NBC comedies “Superstore,” which ran for six seasons from 2015 to 2021, and “American Auto,” which ran for two seasons from 2021 to 2023. Ledgin wrote on both series while he and Heuer both executive produced. Spitzer and Ledgin are both under overall deals at Universal Television.

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