Tales of Two ‘Doctors’

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It’s a great week for fans of The Doctors.

Today, The Doctors, a daytime talk show, enters its 13th season in syndication with a new host and theme. Then, on Friday, The Doctors, a daytime soap opera that ran 20 seasons on NBC from 1963 to 1982, will have the first of two live reunion events on the The Locher Room YouTube channel.

Together, the two series titled The Doctors have aired more than 7,000 episodes.

The Doctors talk show

A spin-off of Dr. Phil, which was itself a spin-off of The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors has had several hosts and featured personalities since its 2008 debut. For its new season, The Doctors boasts just one doctor: Ian Smith, author of Mind Over Weight, Shred, Super Shred and The 4 Day Diet. And the season-long theme is “Take Your Power Back,” which the producers say “is designed to empower viewers to break through the fear and uncertainty of current times.”

For your local over-the-air channel and broadcast time for The Doctors talk show, visit thedoctorstv.com/when-its-on.

The Doctors soap opera

The Doctors first reunion is set for this Friday, September 25, at 2 pm ET, with a second on Friday, October 23. The live show will include Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes (Tom Carroll), Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Tori Ferra Powers), Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James Iverson), David Elliott (Billy Aldrich) and Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy). Alan Locher, who runs The Locher Room, a classic soap opera chat channel, will host.

In addition to The Locher Room, you can stream Friday’s reunion right here:

Locher is presenting the two reunions in partnership with Retro TV, which runs The Doctors weekdays at noon and 7:30 pm ET/PT on its over-the-air channel, and streams it weekdays at 4 pm ET at MyRetroTV.com/watch and Roku. For your local over-the-air channel number, visit myretrotv.com/affiliates.

The Doctors on demand

One of the two series titled The Doctors has its very own subscription streaming service, and it’s the soap opera! For $2.99 monthly or $30 annually, you can binge on episodes from 1967 to 1975. Called Watch The Doctors, the service is available at WatchTheDoctors.com, or from Roku, Google Play for Android, and the App Store for iOS and Apple TV

Watch The Doctors

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Posted by Watch The Doctors on Monday, August 17, 2020

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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