Medical comedy by Roy Wood Jr. and Carolyn Pierre-Outlar in preparation at NBC
EXCLUSIVE: Physician Assistant Turned Writer Carolyn Pierre-Outlar drew on her own medical background for a comedy in preparation for NBC.
Pierre-Outlar has joined forces with The daily show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. on the untitled series, which is in development on the Broadcast Network.
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The project comes from Universal Television and will be written and co-produced by Pierre-Outlar, who first initiated the project, then known as Rhonda Mitchell MD, as a web series, and Wood, who is also an executive producer.
The project centers on a bossy doctor after taking over his father’s practice in Harlem and struggling to balance his personal and professional life while managing an irreverent group of patients and colleagues.
It is the latest airing series developed by Wood Jr., who earlier this year premiered a single-camera comedy about the National Guard at Fox with Denis Leary.
The comedian also recently produced a documentary Neutral ground, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and tells the story of four Confederate landmarks in New Orleans that no one would remove.
He will then be seen alongside Jon Hamm in the upcoming film. Confess, Fletch, currently in production.
Wood is replaced by Mainstay Entertainment, WME, and Del Shaw Moonves and Pierre-Outlar is replaced by Crystalship Artists.
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