Classic soap fans have been anxious awaiting THE DOCTORS reruns to appear on the Hallmark Channel since December 2008 when We Love Soaps first reported the news. Various roadblocks have come up along the way including a change in leadership at Hallmark. We asked SFM, the company working to bring THE DOCTORS to Hallmark, for an update.
Stan Moger, a rep for SFM told us, "It is still working. Unfortunately, the economy and much of the population is not working, so THE DOCTORS has been delayed for another few months."
There is also a matter of making sure the episodes are ready for broadcast. Moger said a conversation process had to be completed. "The shows are still on 2 inch and 1 inch tape and need to be transferred," he said. "We are dealing with 260 shows per year for 20 years, so the numbers are quite substantial. We would have to transfer 260-520 episodes in the first instance so we could run them 5 days per week. It is this funding that is holding up the return of this wonderful soap. We are on the case and trying to get it done as soon as possible."