Remember “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the 1989-93 sitcom from Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley featuring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician who balances the challenge of practicing medicine with the everyday problems of teenage life? A reboot is in the works, under the working title “Doogie Kealoha, M.D.” at streamer Disney+, with the focus on a 16-year-old half Asian, half-white female who works as a doctor in Hawaii.
The reboot hails from writer and executive producer Kourtney Kang, Jake Kadsan and Melvin Mar will also executive produce along with Dayna and Jesse Bochco. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with the studio also having produced the original series. Kang, Kasdan, and Mar are all under overall deals at the studio.