Deliver Me (TV series)

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Deliver Me
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
Release
Original channel Discovery Health Channel (2008-2010)
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (2011)
Original release October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10) – May 15, 2009 (2009-05-15)

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

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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