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.”