Disney+ is Creating a ‘Doogie Howser, MD’ Remake




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Doogie HoswerDoogie Howser, M.D. reboot is in the works over at Disney+, this time with a female lead. ABC’s 1989 series starring Neil Patrick Harris is getting a fresh new remake developed by Kourtney Kang, who coincidentally worked with Harris’ acting role on How I Met Your Mother as a writer.

Drawing on parts of Kang’s own childhood, the show will center around a half Asian half white 16 year-old girl in Hawaii who also happens to work as a doctor. The original show centered around medical prodigy Dr. Douglas “Doogie” Howser in this 1989-’93 comedy-drama. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, the series follows Doogie’s daily trials and travails at work, the problems that come along with the notoriety as the country’s youngest surgeon, and his personal life as a regular teenager who just wants to borrow his dad’s car to take his girlfriend out on a date. When he’s not tackling social issues of the day or butting heads with his stern but wise father, Dr. David Howser. -IMDb

Just how close to the original storyline the reboot will be is unclear. The classic show ran four seasons and developed a large fan base, becoming a staple in 1980s and 1990s pop culture.

There’s no timeline yet on when the show will be released. For now, you can catch up on all four seasons of the original any time on Hulu.

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