Comedy Central Orders ‘Medics’ Pilot, Tom Edge Developing ‘Operation Slut’ Comedy

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is moving forward with two new comedy projects for their Comedy Central channels outside of the United States.

VIMN has given the green-light to Medics, which hails from Mark Grimmer and Clerkenwell Films, and have inked an agreement with British writer Tom Edge to adapt the US script of Operation Slut. In addition, it has been announced that Mia Lane has joined Comedy Central UK as Head of Development.

Penned by Mark Grimmer, Medics portrays second year medical student Simon Denham struggling to follow in the footsteps of his handsome and successful doctor father. The comedy follows the antics of Simon and his flatmates – Minge, Millie, Caroline and ‘Dangerous Dave’ – living and training together under the eye of the mercurial Professor Barber. The comedy is being produced by Clerkenwell Films and stars Nick Hendrix, Dan Ings, Jessie Cave, Bekka Bowling, Kevin O’Laughlin and Phile Davis. The executive producers are Lourdes Diaz, Murray Ferguson, Andy Baker and Ed Macdonald. Dominic Brigstocke is attached to direct.

Operation Slut is a comedy script originally written by Taii K. Austin which will now be adapted by Tom Edge into a multi-camera sitcom for international broadcast. The comedy centres around Ivy, a cute 30-year-old, neurotic do-gooder who is focused on getting married. However, when the proposal finally comes, she finds she is not ready to settle down and with the support of her three best friends embarks on ‘Operation Slut’, her mission to enjoy a variety of men but with no attachments or heartbreak. Lourdes Diaz is the executive producer.

“We’re excited to reveal news of these two development projects, which are integral to meeting our long-term goal of creating a pipeline of quality local content that translates to our international audience,” said Jill Offman, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK and Senior Vice President of International Content. “Medics is a laugh-out-loud sitcom that perfectly combines adolescent humor with fast-paced drama while Operation Slut is a hilarious satire of modern-day relationships – both of which sit perfectly within our channel portfolio.”