Doogie Howser, M.D.
|Doogie Howser, M.D.|
|Premiere||September 19, 1989|
|Finale||March 24, 1993|
|Creator|| Steven Bochco &|
David E. Kelley
|Style||30-minute drama / comedy|
|Company|| Steven Bochco Productions,|
20th Century Fox Television
Doogie Howser, M.D. is a drama / comedy that aired on ABC.
Dr. Douglas "Doogie" Howser is the son of David and Katherine Howser. As a child, he twice survived early-stage pediatric leukemia after his father – a family physician – discovered suspicious bruising. The experience contributed to the younger Howser's desire to enter medicine.
Possessing a genius intellect and an eidetic memory, Howser participates in a longitudinal study of child prodigies until his 18th birthday. He earned a perfect score on the SAT at the age of six, completed high school in nine weeks at the age of nine, graduated from Princeton University in 1983 at age 10, and finished medical school four years later. At age 14, Howser was the youngest licensed doctor in the country. As a newspaper article (one of several noting some of Doogie's aforementioned accomplishments that are shown in the series' opening title sequence) stated, he "can't buy beer... [but] can prescribe drugs".
|Neil Patrick Harris||Dr. Douglas "Doogie" Howser||*||*||*|
|Max Casella||Vinnie Delpino||*||*||*||*|
|Belinda Montgomery||Katherine O'Brien Howser||*||*||*||*|
|Lawrence Pressman||Dr. Benjamin Canfield||*||*||*||*|
|Kathryn Layng||Nurse Mary Margaret "Curly" Spaulding||*||*||*||*|
|Mitchell Anderson||Dr. Jack McGuire||*||*|
|Lisa Dean Ryan||Wanda Plenn||o||*||o|
|Lucy Boryer||Janine Stewart||o||*||*||o|
|Markus Redmond||Raymond Alexander||*||*||*|
|James B. Sikking||Dr. David Howser||*||*||*||*|
| Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.|
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
|Season One||September 19, 1989||May 2, 1990||26|
|Season Two||September 12, 1990||May 1, 1991||25|
|Season Three||September 25, 1991||May 13, 1992||24|
|Season Four||September 23, 1992||March 24, 1993||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|Season Sets (Region 1)|
|Season One||March 22, 2005||4|
|Season Two||September 6, 2005||4|
|Season Three||January 17, 2006||4|