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
Created by Ed. Weinberger
Stan Daniels
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.
Production company(s) MTM Enterprises
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 13, 1975 – October 30, 1976

Doc is an American sitcom produced by MTM Enterprises which aired on CBS from September 13, 1975 to October 30, 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: 1975–76[edit]

Ep Title Air date PC
1 1 "Doc" August 16, 1975 (1975-08-16)
2 2 "Get Me to the Church" September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13) 884-687
3 3 "The Other Woman" September 20, 1975 (1975-09-20) 884-692
4 4 "Upstairs, Downstairs" September 27, 1975 (1975-09-27) 884-690
5 5 "Quartet" October 4, 1975 (1975-10-04) 884-863
6 6 "Not My Bag" October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11) 884-864
7 7 "Dog vs. Doc" October 18, 1975 (1975-10-18) 884-688
8 8 "A Thief for All Seasons" October 25, 1975 (1975-10-25) 884-691
9 9 "Fred's Wild Oats" November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01) 884-683
10 10 "Heal Thyself" November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08) 884-684
11 11 "Benson Hedges" November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15) 884-686
12 12 "Operation Goldman" November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29) 884-685
13 13 "My Son, the Doctor" December 6, 1975 (1975-12-06) 884-689
14 14 "The Rivalry" December 13, 1975 (1975-12-13) 884-693
15 15 "Facts of Life" December 20, 1975 (1975-12-20) 884-685
16 16 "And Baby Makes Eight" January 3, 1976 (1976-01-03) 903-555
17 17 "A Little Bit of Soap" January 10, 1976 (1976-01-10) 903-554
18 18 "Great Expectations" January 17, 1976 (1976-01-17) 903-561
19 19 "Nurse Annie" January 24, 1976 (1976-01-24) 903-561
20 20 "A Quiet Anniversary" January 31, 1976 (1976-01-31) 903-563
21 21 "Oldies But Goodies" February 7, 1976 (1976-02-07) 903-559
22 22 "The Death of a Turtle" February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14) 903-557
23 23 "My Son, the Father" February 21, 1976 (1976-02-21) 903-552
24 24 "All Work and No Pay" February 28, 1976 (1976-02-28) 903-558

Season 2: 1976[edit]

Ep Title Air date PC
25 1 "Carry on Nurse, Please" September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)
26 2 "Come Scrub with Me" October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02) 6103
27 3 "EKG and Vote for Me" October 9, 1976 (1976-10-09) 6108
28 4 "Mama Doc" October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16) 6107
29 5 "The Westside Clinic and Deli" October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)
30 6 "A Little Night Visitor" N/A 6102
31 7 "And Stanley Makes Three" N/A

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