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MONDAY: The Doctors Debuts On Retro TV! Watch The Brotherhood Of Healing!

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Fans of classic soap opera, tomorrow is not to be missed if you get Retro TV in your area!

That is because Retro TV brings back NBC’s The Doctors with two episodes each weekday starting on Monday, September 29th!

The network will air two episodes Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. ET/PT, and the story will pick up when the show went to color from black and white in in 1967.  As soap fans know, The Doctors debuted in 1963 and ran until 1982!

Set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors centers on the hospital’s Chief of Staff Dr. Matthew Powers (James Pritchett) and his dedicated team. The daytime drama ran for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Drama Series (1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974).

Now after the jump watch this very kitschy and fabulous promo featuring some of the memorable stars and upcoming scenes from The Doctors!   Are you excited to see some of the classic episodes again, if you get Retro TV in your area? Share your thoughts below!

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desiree lingard
desiree lingard

a tv iconic soap opera serial

Lew S.
Lew S.

Yes, it brings back so many memories, from when I watched the show as a kid.

I Luv Classic Soaps
I Luv Classic Soaps

I wish I could watch RetroTV on my cable system. I could get into following The Doctors. Didn’t really watch it during the original run. Looks like there are many familiar faces.

su0000
su0000

Thing is;
The network will air two episodes Monday through Friday at 12 p.m. ET/PT
in the old old days women were home during those hours, but they no longer are..
I would guess– seniors/retired and disabled are the ones home during the day..
that is a the big problem with the soaps is the hours/daytime they are shown..
If they were shown during the evening they would really pick up viewers..
G’ma said, there once was a time when a man was ashamed/embarrassed if his wife had to work LOL .. so yah, they were home during the day to watch soaps..
that is no longer our world 🙁
thany for the internet and other ways to watch!!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

Yes and in those days women had their makeup and hair done for breakfast, all dressed up and ready to wait on their husbands hand and foot with martini in hand when they got home. My grandmother used to tell me that a wife had to always “please her husband” whenever he wanted and always had to look good doing it…LOL…

For those pioneers in their 90’s now, they really do not understand the world today… Leave it to beaver was reality back then.

davlestev1
davlestev1

That soothing voice made me jump out my seat when that slap came out of nowhere..HEADPHONES…LMAO

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I dont get this channel like i originally thought…wouldve love to seen it again…rare for a soap to have all its episodes…ive watched Dark Shadows and Strange Paradise who have all there episodes but they were supernatural soaps where The Doctors isnt…and its rare for a normal soap that began in the 60s to have all their episodes…Days might be the only other one…GH i heard has a lot from the 60s but some from the early 70s are missing…wish AW and Edge had all of theirs but most are gone forever!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

jimh, Charles E. posted a link to a YouTube upload of today’s episode of “The Doctors”. Look below!

Charday
Charday

I get Retro TV where I live, but The Doctors is not shown in the tv listings. I was hoping to see this.

nancy
nancy

me too, you have to have a local retro station 🙁

su0000
su0000

I have never heard of The Doctors..
it is very old- 67 to 82.. during those 19 years I was doing important other stuff lol
Anyways.. my comcast does not carry Retro TV .. if it did I would look in and check it out..
All of you who saw it way back then, hope you enjoy it again!! 🙂

Mark Y
Mark Y

Is Retro online?

su0000
su0000

google it ..

Vickie
Vickie

I would love to check this out. We dont get retro t.v. as far as I know on dish. I’d especially love to see Elizabeth Hubbard! And who else I might recognize. I only know her as Lucinda Walsh from As the World Turns.

dmr
dmr

Oh, I wish I got this channel! I don’t think that I do! I love watching old episodes and old shows! I used to love to watch the old episodes of Dallas and Knots Landing on TNT!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I lost my antenna signal, I can’t watch it now.

Loretta Gray
Loretta Gray

We do not get Retro, I wish we did. I use to watch The Doctors and loved it. Would be nice to see it again.

Charles E.
Charles E.

For those who weren’t able to see it today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz7sVGb5Nxg

Rodd
Rodd

Sadly, we don’t have Retro TV on my cable system. Would have loved to been able to watch this show again.

Hello Larry
Hello Larry

Man I wish I had Retro TV, I wish I some of the retro channels in my area would start rebroadcasting some of these old soaps. I would love to see soap episodes from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. That was the great thing about SoapNet back in the day before they went reality on us and eventually died.

Hopefully more classic soap episodes are shown in the future.

nancy j
nancy j

i love the doctors. we use to get it 2 times a days but they removed it at 9 and 930 pm. please put it back on at night also. it is so good. how about having a day of nothing but the doctors all day and all night. great idea

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This fall, new talkers from Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the daytime television landscape, and now comes word that Drew Barrymore may enter the space with a new talk show for her that is in development with the pilot being shot this coming week.

According to Variety, details of the proposed one-hour show are not all clear, but Drew is said to be one of the executive producers of the pilot episode and yet there is no showrunner attached to the project at this time.  Barrymore’s company, Flower Films is likely attached as well.

Back in 2016, Barrymore had a deal in place with Warner Brothers Telepictures for a talk show, but that never came to pass, in part to a lukewarm response from TV station groups at that time.

However now the new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have ‘high hopes’ for the show and they feel that Drew will appeal and do well in the daytime arena.

Barrymore recently appeared in her third season of  Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet in its 30 episode season. Through her Flower Films she was been an executive producer on unscripted series including TLC’s Rattled and VH1’s Tough Love.

So, would you be interested. or intrigued to see what kind of show Drew Barrymore has to offer in daytime? Think she would be a good host? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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B&B was the highest rated daytime television show in the key 25-54 womens demo and the first time in the 32-year-old history of the CBS sudser that it has been atop of that demo. That is not only among the network soaps but all series genres in daytime for the week of August 5-9 –  quite the feat.

During the ratings week, Liam figured out that Phoebe was Beth, and eventually after Thomas’ (Matt Atkinson) manipulations told Hope the truth.

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Congrats to Brad and the B&B team!

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Miller came on to GH back in 2014 as Jason Morgan, following the departure of Steve Burton, who then wound up on Y&R.  When Burton returned to GH in 2017, Miller’s part was then turned-in-to, Jason’s twin, Drew Cain.

Through a great portion of Miller’s run on GH, he was paired romantically on -screen with Monaco and the duo were, and have remained, one of the most popular duo’s in daytime.

Monaco expressed the following in her message: “I feel like I have to address this situation. #BillyMiller ‘s untimely departure from #gh. Honestly, I can not come up with the words to describe how I feel about this decision… a decision that may not be what our audience thinks to be true. I’m heartbroken… more to come.”

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