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Disney Plus’ ‘Doogie Kealoha’ Updates Famous Sitcom ‘Doogie Howser’

Fern Siegel

“Doogie Howser,” the late ’80s sitcom that propelled Neil Patrick Harris to stardom, is making a comeback at Disney+, reports Deadline.

The original featured Harris as a medical prodigy and ran for four seasons on ABC. The new version, “Doogie Kealoha, M.D. (working title), is from Kourtney Kang (“How I Met Your Mother”).

The 21st-century version, set in Hawaii, will feature a half-Asian, half-white teenager who works as a doctor.

Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley created the original show. Now, Bochco’s widow, Dayna Bochco, and son Jesse will executive produce the reboot.

Kang, who grew up in a mixed-race family in Hawaii, will share an executive producer credit. She was also a co-executive producer on ABC/20th TV’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”

Disney+ is steeped in reboots, including “Turner & Hooch” and “The Mighty Ducks.”

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