The Doctors (1963–1982)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

Related News

James Rebhorn obituary
| The Guardian - TV News
James Rebhorn obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
James Rebhorn Dies
| EmpireOnline

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 02 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 05 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Doctors" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Doctors (1963–1982)

The Doctors (1963–1982) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Doctors.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   1  
1982   1981   1979   1978   … See all »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.

Director: Alfred Sole
Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern
Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives
The Doctors (1969–1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Justine Lord, Richard Leech, John Barrie
The Edge of Night (1956–1984)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Stars: Frances Fisher, Tony Craig, Terry Davis
Somerset (1970–1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »

Stars: Tina Sloan, Jameson Parker, JoBeth Williams
The Secret Storm (1954–1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Family secrets and hidden passions are the hallmarks of this dark, moody serial. Set in the fictional community of Woodbridge, New York, The Secret Storm tells the story of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Mannix, Larry Weber, Keith Charles
Capitol (1982–1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This daytime serial dramatized the power struggles and personal machinations between two feuding political families the wealthy Cleggs and middle-class McCandlesses. Storylines developed ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Beyers, Jeff Chamberlain, Constance Towers
Doctors (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

What happens behind the closed doors of surgical wards, treatment rooms and other spaces where specialist medical consultations take place? Things you don't see but they can save people's lives.

Director: Tomasz Wolski
Love of Life (1951–1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Initially set in fictional Barrowsville, New York, this serial tells the story of extremely disparate siblings: long-suffering Vanessa Dale and her bitchy sister Meg. After Meg was written ... See full summary »

Stars: Peggy McCay, Jean McBride, Ken Roberts
Cutter to Houston (TV Series 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three young doctors with markedly different backgrounds and motives work in the small Texas town of Cutter, 60 miles from Houston. When they run into medical problems their local facility ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Metzler, Alec Baldwin, Shelley Hack
After the Fall (TV Movie 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Adaptation of Arthur Miller's semi-autobiographical play about Quentin, a Jewish intellectual from New York who must reexamine his life and his troubled relationship with Holga.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Bibi Andersson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
James Pritchett ...
 Dr. Matt Powers (190 episodes, 1965-1979)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Dr. Althea Davis (187 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gerald Gordon ...
 Dr. Nicholas Bellini / ... (142 episodes, 1965-1968)
...
 Dr. Karen Werner / ... (130 episodes, 1967-1968)
Carolee Campbell ...
 Nurse Carolee Simpson / ... (128 episodes, 1967-1968)
David O'Brien ...
 Dr. Steve Aldrich / ... (122 episodes, 1967-1982)
Pamela Toll ...
 Liz Wilson (111 episodes, 1967-1968)
...
 Dr. Maggie Powers / ... (104 episodes, 1967-1968)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1980s | 1970s | 1960s | daytime | doctor | See All (6) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5182 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(1963-1966)| (1966-1982)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First filmed appearance for Kathryn Harrold, who appeared on the show from 1976-1978 in the role of Nola Dancy Aldrich (#1). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The daytime soap opera The Doctors
6 March 2009 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The daytime soap opera "The Doctors" deserves note as the only TV anthology series to transform itself into a weekly daytime serial. It premiered with daily stories whose leads alternated between serious medical drama and daily intrigue. The series was set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional town of Madison,somewhere in New England. The featured story lines had Dr. Powers as the head of operations at Hope Memorial Hospital. Also part of the hospital staff were between serious surgeon Dr. William Scott,happy-go-lucky internist Dr. Jerry Chandler,female pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Hayes,and hospital chaplain the Rev. Samuel Shafer. This was one of the best of the daytime serials to grace the 1960's and remain that way until its demise in the early 1980's.

"The Doctors" premiered on NBC-TV from April 1, 1963 until its final episode on December 31,1982. A total of 5,280 episodes were produced. The series ran for 19 years on the NBC Network. The sponsor for the program was the Colgate-Palmotive Company. The episodes that were produced in black and white ran from 1963 until 1967. The episodes that were in color ran from 1967 until 1982. Most of the story lines dealt with the physicians dealing with relationships while interacting with medical procedures dominated most of the episodes. During most of the mid-1960's through the entire decade of the 1970's,"The Doctors" performed near the top of the ratings,as did the other soap opera which shared the show's debut date,"General Hospital"(which was on ABC). But toward the end of the 1970's,the show's appeal waned,with time shifts perhaps hastening its demise. The program continued with some of its old plot lines. But viewers in 1982,found the show's losing its audience and was slipping in the ratings. Viewers much preferred "Family Feud" on ABC,so on December 31,1982,NBC pulled the plug on "The Doctors" on New Year's Eve just three months shy of its 20th anniversary. The show that replaced "The Doctors" in January of 1983 was another daytime serial "Search For Tomorrow",that moved in the same time slot on NBC's weekday afternoon schedule.

The show was a setting and a career boost for some of its alumni that were on this program including Kathleen Turner,Kim Zimmer,Julia Duffy, Jonathan Frakes,Nancy Stafford,Gil Gerard,Gerald S. O'Loughlin,along with Kathryn Harrold,Larry Riley,Jane Badler,Jock Gaynor,Lydia Bruce, Elizabeth Hubbard,Dorothy Fielding,James Pritchett,Glenn Corbett, Terry O'Quinn,James Rebhorn,Peggy Cass,and Alec Baldwin.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hallmark Channel glf-5
Ginger Gerlach, early 1970's tbob02
not sure I'm remembering the right show tjr1221
The Doctors on The Soap Network kcolomb-1
Tapes of the show... jdownes
storyline - DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THIS ?? kittek
Discuss The Doctors (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?