Doc (1975 TV series)

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Doc
Doc cast 1975.JPG
Standing, L-R: Irwin Corey and Mary Wickes. Seated: Elizabeth Wilson and Barnard Hughes (1975)
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
11"Doc"August 16, 1975 (1975-08-16)
22"Get Me to the Church"September 13, 1975 (1975-09-13)884-687
33"The Other Woman"September 20, 1975 (1975-09-20)884-692
44"Upstairs, Downstairs"September 27, 1975 (1975-09-27)884-690
55"Quartet"October 4, 1975 (1975-10-04)884-863
66"Not My Bag"October 11, 1975 (1975-10-11)884-864
77"Dog vs. Doc"October 18, 1975 (1975-10-18)884-688
88"A Thief for All Seasons"October 25, 1975 (1975-10-25)884-691
99"Fred's Wild Oats"November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01)884-683
1010"Heal Thyself"November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08)884-684
1111"Benson Hedges"November 15, 1975 (1975-11-15)884-686
1212"Operation Goldman"November 29, 1975 (1975-11-29)884-685
1313"My Son, the Doctor"December 6, 1975 (1975-12-06)884-689
1414"The Rivalry"December 13, 1975 (1975-12-13)884-693
1515"Facts of Life"December 20, 1975 (1975-12-20)884-685
1616"And Baby Makes Eight"January 3, 1976 (1976-01-03)903-555
1717"A Little Bit of Soap"January 10, 1976 (1976-01-10)903-554
1818"Great Expectations"January 17, 1976 (1976-01-17)903-561
1919"Nurse Annie"January 24, 1976 (1976-01-24)903-561
2020"A Quiet Anniversary"January 31, 1976 (1976-01-31)903-563
2121"Oldies But Goodies"February 7, 1976 (1976-02-07)903-559
2222"The Death of a Turtle"February 14, 1976 (1976-02-14)903-557
2323"My Son, the Father"February 21, 1976 (1976-02-21)903-552
2424"All Work and No Pay"February 28, 1976 (1976-02-28)903-558

Season 2: 1976[edit]

Ep Title Air date PC
251"Carry on Nurse, Please"September 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)
262"Come Scrub with Me"October 2, 1976 (1976-10-02)6103
273"EKG and Vote for Me"October 9, 1976 (1976-10-09)6108
284"Mama Doc"October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16)6107
295"The Westside Clinic and Deli"October 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)
306"A Little Night Visitor"N/A6102
317"And Stanley Makes Three"N/A

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