It’s hard to believe that Emmy and Tony Award-winning Renaissance Man Neil Patrick Harris was once best known for playing a teenage physician in four seasons of Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley’s Doogie Howser, M.D.. Of course given today’s healthcare world, it’s hard to believe that a show like Doogie Howser, M.D. ever existed at all. But what would happen if the show was brought back for today’s TV audiences, and its premise treated just a tad more realistically?
Comedian and Nerdist Podcast co-host Jonah Ray and Nerdist News’ own Ben Mekler have the answer in the latest edition of Nerdist Presents. In the tradition of Friends: Rebooted, Doogie Howser, M.D.: Rebooted features good ol’ “Doog” (played this time by Cade Bond) once again as a prodigy, but very much a twenty-first century kid with a penchant for memes, selfies, social media, and sublime gross-out humor. The reboot also stars Bernstein Bayer, Juan Estevez Sheen, and Max Casella Jr. stepping into his father’s shoes as Doogie’s best friend and cohort Vinnie. Now, can we please get a crowdfunding campaign going to get this thing on the air?!
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