– Disney+ has dropped “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”
– The series will not have a third season.
– The cancellation was officially announced by Kourtney Kang.
Disney+ has opted not to continue with “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” for a third season. The Hawaiian reboot of the 1990s hit “Doogie Howser, M.D.” was created by Kourtney Kang and starred Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the titular teenage doctor.
The unfortunate news was confirmed by Kang, who took to Instagram on Friday to announce that the show wouldn’t be returning for more episodes. “I’ve been putting off this post because I didn’t want to type these words: #DoogieKamealohaMD has been cancelled. I am so forever grateful for having been able to make 22 episodes of a show that I, along with our writers, cast, and crew, poured our hearts into,” she wrote.
Scoring decent reviews but not gaining sufficient traction, “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” couldn’t replicate the success of the original series. The reboot followed the story of Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy working as a doctor in Hawaii while trying to balance her personal and professional life. The series revolved around her relationships, teenage issues, and the challenges of being taken seriously in the medical world despite her age.
The original “Doogie Howser, M.D.” starred Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role and ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1993. The show was created by Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley, and achieved success and acclaim, earning Harris a Golden Globe nomination during its run.
Despite the cancellation of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”, Kang remains optimistic about its impact. “In a world that can sometimes feel dark, it brought warmth, light, and humor,” Kang shared in her Instagram post. “I want to thank everyone who watched for coming along on the ride with us.”