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Retro TV to Air the Premiere Episode of ‘The Doctors’ for First Time in 58 Years

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Here’s an exciting bit of news for longtime fans of soaps and NBC’s The Doctors.  Retro TV, the outlet that has become home to the iconic daytime drama will present the series’ debut episode not seen in 58 years in honor of the original series debut.  Circle April 1, 2021 to watch its rebroadcast.

The episode, titled “Whatsoever House I Enter,” will air at 12:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Retro TV and at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on MyRetroTV.com.

Originally airing on April 1, 1963, the episode featured Jock Gaynor as ‘Dr. William Scott’ or ‘Scotty,’ as he becomes involved in two surgeries with very different outcomes. Shot in classic black and white, the episode takes viewers into a moment in television history that spawned the long-running series and led to the rise of many talented actors.

 

“So many of these classic dramas have been lost to time, were taped over by networks or have been too badly damaged to digitalize,” said Retro TV President Joel Wertman. “Our team has worked since 2014 to bring this series to a whole new generation of fans and we love seeing how today’s audiences embrace the nostalgic series.”

Set in the fictional New England city of Madison, The Doctors was known for featuring cutting-edge storylines and engaging characters that helped the series earn 17 Emmy Award nominations. Running from 1963 to 1982 cast included Alec Baldwin Kim Zimmer, Anna Stuart, Ted Danson, Kathleen Turner, Elizabeth Hubbard and many other notable performers..

The Doctors regularly airs on Retro TV weekdays at 12 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and streams at MyRetroTV.com. Episodes are also available on-demand, with exclusive interviews and fan extras at ItsRealGoodTV.com, or via the It’s Real Good TV app. Subscriptions are $2.99 per month or $30 per year on the website.

So, will you be watching the rebroadcast of the premiere episode of The Doctors on Retro TV? Comment below.

 

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Oh, this is exciting; unfortunately, I keep missing broadcasts. Hopefully the restart again on April 1. Maybe I’ll check out RetroTV’s website to see, or see if YouTube has been posting them.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Loved this show. The actors were wonderful, especially Elizabeth Hubbard, a long time favorite that led her to many years on ATWT.

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Tim Stuart

They need new content! They’re losing the momentum they had. We watched faithfully for seven years and then they rewind back to the 60s when they had just three years left??? I get the pandemic thing. But the lockdown/ shutdown is over. People aren’t going to wait another decade to see the show all the way to the end. I really appreciate what Retro and SFM have done. It was the best ever until they started rerunning. Soaps aren’t like other genres. You have to watch straight through to the end. And if they HAD to show more 60s episodes… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

States are still in lockdown and shut down, Tim. We are still deep in this pandemic.

Kelly
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Many businesses are functioning and there’s no reason they can’t digitize more episodes. This is a budgetary issue.

Violet Lemm
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Tim Stuart
Your comment that the lockdown is over. Where do you live, on some isolated island?

Sharon Pilsner
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Sharon Pilsner

I’d love to see it, I watched it for years. I remember Elizabeth Hubbard, loved the character she played,and followed her on other shows. I don’t know if I can find it or not, I’m not to good on computer stuff, but I’d sure love to see it.

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Remember The Doctors well! And the talents of Alec Baldwin and particularly Kim Zimmer who will always be Reva Shayne Lewis to us from the best soap ever Guiding Light!

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A fan

Is this just for today, or are we going back to the very first episode?

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‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series Ordered by Peacock

The NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock has ordered a five-episode limited run featuring Days of our Lives!

In the first of its kind for the streamer, the series entitled Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem will feature fan favorite returns, the current cast and more which includes: Lisa Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

According to the announcement on the series Monday morning; here is what fans can look for in the limited series: Over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only Days of our Lives can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

Look for additional characters than those listed above to also make appearances as well in the hunt for the stolen jewels.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is produced by Corday Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producer Albert Alarr. Ron Carlivati serves as head writer.

So, what do you think about the upcoming series on Peacock featuring Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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