Disney+ confirmed a re-imagining of the popular ABC series “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” will be streaming on the service in 2021. The working title for the show currently is “Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” and will go into production later this year with Kourtney Kang (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “How I Met Your Mother”) set to write and executive produce for 20th Television.
Set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old girl, juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her family, including her spit-fire Irish mother who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, and her Hawaiian “Local Boy” father struggling to accept that his daughter is no longer his little girl.
Running for four seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1993, “Doogie Howser, M.D.” starred Neil Patrick Harris as the now iconic doctor. The hit series catapulted Harris into television stardom and made the term “Doogie Howser” synonymous with kid geniuses.
“Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” is written and executive produced by Kourtney Kang and produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar will executive produce and Dayna and Jesse Bochco will produce the half-hour comedy series.
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“Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.” has not yet confirmed an official title or release date for its debut on Disney+.