Deliver Me (TV series)

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Deliver Me
Format Reality
Written by (Varies by episode)
Starring Dr. Yvonne Bohn
Dr. Allison Hill
Dr. Alane Park
Dr. Cliff Bochner
Narrated by Dr. Yvonne Bohn
Dr. Allison Hill
Dr. Alane Park
Theme music composer Arden Kaywin & Ziv
Composer(s) (Varies by episode)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 27+
Production
Executive producer(s) Eric Schiff
Producer(s) (Varies by episode)
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Banyan Productions in association with Eric Schiff Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Discovery Health Channel (2008-2010)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (2011)
Original run March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04) – November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)

Deliver Me is a reality television series airing on OWN. The show is centered on three female doctors in Los Angeles, California who are partners in a high-risk OB/GYN practice. The show follows a selection of their patients' trials and tribulations with pregnancy as well as the doctors' own lives. The general theme is depicted in the opening montage: "Three mothers, Three friends, Three doctors -- One practice." Each doctor narrates the scenes for her own patient or situation.

Dr. Clifford (Cliff) Bochner, the only male doctor to appear regularly (first appeared in episode 1), is a specialist (perinatologist) whom the practice consults for the most difficult cases. Dr. John Jain, a reproductive endocrinologist and Dr. Hill's ex-husband, appeared in a few episodes when Dr. Hill had eggs frozen for later implantation and for Dr. Bohn's successful in-vitro fertilization (featured in Season 3).

The series premiered on Discovery Health Channel on March 4, 2008. Season 3 began on June 16, 2009 and concluded on October 27, 2009 with a total of ten episodes.[1] Deliver Me was one of two original Discovery Health series (the other was Mystery Diagnosis) to be continued when the channel was replaced by OWN in January 2011. Season 4 debuted May 1, 2011.

Other projects[edit]

The trio also hosted a July 16, 2010 Discovery Health "Baby Week 2010" special about The 10 Most Unbelievable Births shown on the channel (including their series, I'm Pregnant and..., and I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant),[2] and wrote The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth (with Melissa Jo Peltier), published May 3, 2011.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title U.S. airdate
1 "Doctors and Mothers" March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)
2 "Expecting the Unexpected" March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11)
3 "Size Matters" March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)
4 "First Fears" March 25, 2008 (2008-03-25)
5 "Eleventh Hour" April 1, 2008 (2008-04-01)
6 "Crash Course" April 8, 2008 (2008-04-08)
7 "Now or Never" May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11)
8 "Out of Control" November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
9 "Holding Fast" November 18, 2008 (2008-11-18)
10 "Safe Passage" November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)
11 "Bringing It On" December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)
12 "Fighting Chance" February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17)
13 "No Matter What" February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
14 "Rhythm of Life" March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
15 "Don't Look Back" March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)
16 "Best Laid Plans" March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
17 "Word to the Wise" March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
18 "High Hopes" June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
19 "Saying Goodbye" June 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
20 "Stitch in Time" June 30, 2009 (2009-06-30)
21 "To the Mat" July 27, 2009 (2009-07-27)
22 "In the Cards" September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
23 "No Fear" September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
24 "The Doctor Delivers" October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
25 "Whatever Works" October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
26 "Back on Board" October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
27 "Inside Job" October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
28 "Trouble and Grace" May 1, 2011 (2011-05-01)
29 "Tough Enough" November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
30 "Paid in Full" November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
31 "Time Tells" November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
32 "On the Brink" November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)

Spin-offs[edit]

Deliver Me: Home Edition[edit]

Deliver Me: Home Edition ran on Discovery Health from December 26, 2008 to May 1, 2009.[4] This 30 episode half-hour update series differs from the main series in that Rebecca Flint narrates the entire episode, it covers one or two pregnancies from earlier Deliver Me episodes from start to finish plus a follow-up with the families 9–10 months later (hence the "Home Edition" tag), and does not include the doctors' personal lives. Reruns of Deliver Me: Home Edition began airing on OWN in February 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/deliver/episodes/292567 Deliver Me episode list from TV Guide
  2. ^ http://health.discovery.com/tv/baby-week/episode-guide.html The 10 Most Unbelievable Births from Discovery Health, retrieved Feb 2011
  3. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738214604 The Mommy Docs' Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth from amazon.com
  4. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/deliver-home-edition/episodes/296186 Deliver Me: Home Edition episode list from TV Guide

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