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is stepping into scrubs. The “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
” actress is set to star in a new comedy series about a female doctor that’s being developed by NBC, Deadline reports. The project hails from Beard, Seth Rogen
and Evan Goldberg
,” “This Is the End
”), and Sony Pictures TV.
The untitled half-hour show follows Dr. Olivia Boudreau
(Beard). Described as a “35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy,” Olivia’s life gets turned upside down when “she has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license,” the source summarizes. She resorts to moving in with her “estranged hippy mom and her mom’s two best friends, who team up to help get her back on her feet, while teaching her all the life lessons she missed by going to med school.”
Beard, whose acting credits include “Sausage Party
,” “50/50,” and “Weeds
,” penned the script alongside Guy Endore-Kaiser
(“Comedy Central Roast of James Franco
”). Both will serve as executive producers.
CBS also has a woman-penned comedy about a female doctor in the works: Lisa Parsons
’ “Love/Sick,” which is based on the South Korean series “Emergency Couple.”
Viewers will be saying goodbye to Dr. Mindy Lahiri, TV’s most beloved gynecologist, later this year. The sixth and final season of Mindy Kaling
’s “The Mindy Project
” debuted on Hulu earlier this month.
Doctor Comedy Being Developed at NBC, Sugar Lyn Beard
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