Disney Plus takes Neil Patrick Harris’ Doogie Howser, M.D., moves it to Hawaii and changes the lead to Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha (Andi Mack’s Peyton Elizabeth Lee) for its new series, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., premiering Sept. 8 on the streaming service.
Like Doogie Howser, Lahela is a young genius who’s juggling a budding medical career, life as a teenager, adventures in Hawaii and time with her loving family. Lahela’s mother, Dr. Clara Hannon (Kathleen Rose Perkins), also happens to be her supervisor at the hospital, while her father, Benny (Jason Scott Lee), keeps her connected to what matters most in life. She’s also balancing her limited time with her two brothers—older brother Kai (Matthew Sato) and younger brother Brian Patrick (Wes Tian)— her best friend, Steph (Emma Meisel); her crush, Walter (Alex Aiono); and her colleagues at the hospital, including Dr. Lee (Ronny Chieng).
The show is created and executive produced by Kourtney Kang, who was born in Hawaii and raised in a Philadelphia suburb by her Irish mom and Korean dad.
Upcoming series guest stars include Randall Park, Max Greenfield, Margaret Cho, Al Harrington, Amy Hill, David S. Jung, Jae Suh Park, Ty Simpkins, Kylie Cantrall and Jake Shimabukuro. Series episodes were directed by Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat), as well as executive producers Jake Kasdan, Jesse Bochco and Erin O’Malley.
Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Dayna Bochco, Jesse Bochco, Erin O’Malley, Matt Kuhn and Justin McEwen serve as executive producers alongside Kang. Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
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