“The Goldbergs” have been the mainstay of comedy for ABC for ten years, but the sitcom should end with the current tenth season. In the case of one star, the end of the Goldbergs doesn’t necessarily mean going into prime time for a very long time. Wendy McLendon-Covey, who has played Beverly Goldberg since the beginning of the series, has received a new TV project that could bring her back to network television… although not to her longtime home on ABC.
About the cancellation of the “Goldbergs” (which may be good news for fans of “Abbott Elementary”) It was announced back in February, marking the end of ABC’s longest-running current comedy and the second-longest running screenplay, coming after the medical drama “Anatomy of Passion.” Although Wendy McLendon-Covey plays Beverly Goldberg back in 2013, she’s set to star in a pilot series that will take her to NBC.
The actress got a role in the pilot project of a new sitcom called “Saint-Denis Medical Center”. According to Deadline, the show will be a pseudo-documentary, which takes place in an Oregon hospital, where there is a serious shortage of funds and staff. Wendy McLendon-Covey will play an oncologist surgeon turned hospital executive with dreams of a future she has yet to achieve. The doctors and nurses at this particular hospital are dedicated to treating their patients in the face of serious problems.
To be honest, if it weren’t for the confirmation that St. Denis Medical is a comedy, and the casting of veteran comedian Wendy McLendon—Covey (best known on television before the Goldbergs for her work on Renault 911!), the new show might sound more like a medical drama than a a pseudo-documentary film. However, this will not be the first project of the actress in the mockumentary format, like Reno 911! it was also created in this style.
At the moment, St. Denis Medical is only at the experimental stage, so there is no guarantee that Wendy McLendon-Covey will triumphantly return to prime time soon after the end of her current show. Nevertheless, the script was written by Justin Spitzer and Eric Legin, who already have notable achievements in sitcoms on Superstore and American Auto, so there should be a strong script behind the project. Another Superstore graduate will lead the pilot project: director of “Venom” Ruben Fleischer.
At the time of writing, Wendy McLendon-Covey has not released a statement about her new project, but a short Instagram caption says a lot:
So glad to be a part of it! 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍
Although it’s too early to say whether St. Denis Medical will receive a series order for NBC, fans are not yet losing Wendy McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg. The 10th season of “The Goldbergs” returned to the 2023 TV premiere schedule on January 11 and continues to tell stories after Jeff Garlin’s departure from the post of patriarch of the Goldbergs.
In the sitcom, it is established that Murray died off-screen between seasons 9 and 10, and this is not the first time the Goldberg family has faced tragedy. After the death of George Segal, the Goldbergs emotionally said goodbye to their character at the premiere of season 9. It’s safe to say that the series still has some emotional storylines that can be supplemented with laughter in the remaining episodes of season 10. .
So, while waiting for news on whether Wendy McLendon-Covey will star in the NBC series after her time on ABC ends, keep tuning in for new episodes of The Goldbergs on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET. You can also go back to earlier seasons of the series with streaming with a Hulu subscription.