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Doogie Howser MD TV Show


Doogie Howser, M.D.

Date October 10, 2008
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Doogie Howser, M.D. is an comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a 16-year-old doctor who also faces the problems of being a normal teenager. Created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, ABC aired the show from 1989 to 1993 for four seasons totaling 97 episodes.
Doogie Howser showed the coming of age of a teenage genius who was a board-certified surgeon by the time he was 16. At that tender age, Doogie (a childhood nickname for "Douglas") has to balance life with his parents and contemporaries and the demands of a career that's stressful even for adults. He has help and support from understanding parents Katherine and David Howser, the latter also a doctor, co-workers at the hospital who respect him despite his age, best friend Vinnie, and girlfriend Wanda. Doogie Howser, despite having a relatively short four year run, was popular among young adults of the early 1990s. The show catapulted star Neil Patrick Harris to fame.

Doogie Howser, M.D. Cast

Cast & Characters

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Douglas "Doogie" Howser
  • James B. Sikking as Dr. David Howser
  • Belinda Montgomery as Katherine Harris
  • Max Casella as Vinnie Delpino
  • Lawrence Pressman as Dr. Benjamin Canfield
  • Mitchell Anderson as Dr. Jack McGuire (1989-1991)
  • Kathryn Layng as Nurse Curly Spaulding
  • Lisa Dean Ryan as Wanda Plenn (1989-1992)
  • Lucy Boryer as Janine Stewart (1989-1992)
  • Markus Redmond as Ray,on Alexander (1990-1993)

Broadcast History

> Doogie Howser, M.D. First Telecast: September 19, 1989
Last Telecast: July 21, 1993
Original Network:  ABC
Number of Seasons: 4
Number of Episodes: 97
Original Primetime TV Schedule:
  • September 1989, ABC, Tuesday 8:30-9:00pm
  • September 1989, ABC, Wednesday 9:30-10:00pm
  • October 1989- February 1992, ABC, Wednesday 9:00-9:30pm
  • February 1992- May 1992, ABC, Wednesday 8:30-9:00pm
  • May 1992- August 1992, ABC, Wednesday 9:00-9:30pm
  • August 1992- March 1993, ABC, Wednesday 8:30-9:00pm
  • June 1993- July 1993, ABC, Wednesday 8:30-9:00pm

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