Doc (1975 TV series)

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Doc
Doc cast 1975.JPG
Main cast: front-Elizabeth Wilson (Annie Bogert), Barnard Hughes (Joe "Doc" Bogert). Back: Irwin Corey (Happy Miller), Mary Wickes (Nurse Beatrice Tully).
Genre Sitcom
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Burt Brinckerhoff
Bob Claver
Marty Cohan
Joan Darling
Robert Moore
Mel Shapiro
Dennis Steinmetz
Howard Storm
Starring Barnard Hughes
Theme music composer Stan Daniels
Composer(s) Richard DeBenedictis
Patrick Williams
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29
Production
Executive producer(s) Stan Daniels
Ed. Weinberger
Producer(s) Norman Barasch
Laurence Marks
Carroll Moore
Paul Wayne
Running time 30 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 13, 1975 – October 30, 1976

Doc is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from September 1975 to October 1976.

Synopsis[edit]

Doc starred Barnard Hughes as Dr. Joe Bogert, an elderly, kind-hearted general practitioner who divided his time between dealing with his dysfunctional patients and his even more dysfunctional family. The series costarred Elizabeth Wilson as Joe's wife Annie, Judith Kahan as his daughter Laurie, John Harkins as Laurie's husband, and Mary Wickes as Joe's nurse, Tully.

During the first season, the show had good ratings, partially due to its timeslot (Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., sandwiched between mega-hits The Jeffersons and The Mary Tyler Moore Show). CBS however thought the ratings should be better considering the scheduling and ordered the show to be redone. When it returned in the fall of 1976, the format had been substantially retooled, with Dr. Bogert now a widower, working at a down and out city clinic. Mary Wickes was the only other cast member from the first season to remain, but she departed after the first episode. Ratings slipped and the series was canceled in October 1976.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role Notes
Barnard Hughes Dr. Joe "Doc" Bogert Season 1 & 2
Elizabeth Wilson Annie Bogert Season 1
Judith Kahan Laurie Bogert Fenner Season 1
John Harkins Fred Fenner Season 1
Mary Wickes Nurse Beatrice Tully Season 1 & 2
Irwin Corey Happy Miller Season 2
Audra Lindley Janet Scott Season 2
David Ogden Stiers Stanley Moss Season 2
Herbie Faye Ben Goldman Season 2
Ray Vitte Woody Henderson Season 2

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Ep Code Episode Title Airdate
1
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"Doc" August 8, 1975
2 884-687 "Get Me to Church" September 13, 1975
3 884-692 "The Other Woman" September 20, 1975
4 884-690 "Upstairs, Downstairs" September 27, 1975
5 884-863 "Quartet" October 4, 1975
6 884-864 "Not My Bag" October 11, 1975
7 884-688 "Doc vs. Dog" October 18, 1975
8 884-691 "A Thief for All Seasons" October 25, 1975
9 884-683 "Fred's Wild Oats" November 1, 1975
10 884-684 "Doc Heal Thyself" November 8, 1975
11 884-686 "Benson Hedges" November 15, 1975
12 884-685 "Operation Goldman" November 29, 1975
13 884-689 "My Son, The Doctor" December 6, 1975
14 884-693 "The Rivalry" December 13, 1975
15 884-685 "Facts of Life" December 20, 1975
16 903-555 "And Baby Makes Eight" January 3, 1976
17 903-554 "A Little Bit of Soap" January 10, 1976
18 903-561 "Greatest Expectations" January 17, 1976
19 903-561 "Nurse Annie" January 24, 1976
20 903-563 "A Quiet Anniversary" January 30, 1976
21 884-685 "Oldies but Goodies" February 7, 1976
22 903-557 "Death of a Turtle" February 14, 1976
23 903-552 "My Son, The Father" February 21, 1976
24 903-558 "All Work and No Pay" February 28, 1976

Season 2[edit]

Ep Code Episode Title Airdate
1
-
"Doc" September 18, 1976
2
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"Carry On Nurse, Please" September 25, 1976
3 903-553 "Come Scrub with Me" October 2, 1976
4 903-556 "EKG and Vote for Me" October 9, 1976
5
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"Westside Clinic and Deli" October 9, 1976

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