Doogie Howser Graduates to Disney+
Disney+ will premiere its Doogie Howser M.D. spin-off Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. on September 8, with new episodes streaming weekly.
The coming-of-age dramedy set in Hawaii was inspired by the Neil Patrick Harris ’80s hit and is named after Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy juggling a budding medical career and her life as a teenager. Reads the blurb:
With the support of her caring and comical ‘ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path. Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her career-driven mother Dr. Clara Hannon who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, her doting father Benny who helps keep her connected to what matters most, her free-spirited older brother Kai, her gregarious younger brother Brian Patrick, her best friend Steph, her surfer crush Walter and her fellow hospital colleagues, Dr. Lee, Charles and Noelani.
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. was created by executive producer Kourtney Kang (How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Off the Boat).
She was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mother and Korean father, and infuses her own life’s stories and experiences into this series.
Disney+ also revealed the the series’ title sequence featuring a new rendition of the iconic Doogie Howser, M.D. theme song re-imagined and performed by music composer Wendy Wang and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.
Disney+ also announced The D’Amelio Show, starring Tik Tok’s first family, will premiere as a Star Original on September 3. Reads the blurb for the eight-part docuseries:
From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to overnight success and thrust into the Hollywood limelight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined.
Charli, who at 16 became one of the biggest celebrities with over 150 million followers combined and #1 on the TikTok platform in less than a year, has the world at her fingertips and is working to balance fame and family, life with dancing, running a budding empire, making new friends in LA and battling the naysayers online.
Her sister Dixie, is now 19 and experiencing her own overnight rise to fame with over 78 million followers combined, one of the fastest growing YouTube channels and ranked within the Top 10 Most Followed Creators on TikTok.
Dixie is now pursuing a music career in LA. For mom Heidi and dad Marc, raising teenagers is hard enough before adding in a cross-country move, supporting their daughters’ dreams and doing the best they can to stay close as a family and protect their girls from the dark side of fame, while also trying to adjust to life in Hollywood.