The Doctors ran on NBC for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974).
Matthew Golden, Luken's Vice President of Production, said "The Doctors is one of the greatest examples of the soap opera format in its prime, loved by critics and audiences alike. We're thrilled to return this classic series to the air, and bring its exciting, engaging storylines back to our audience's daily lives."
The Doctors will debut on Retro TV later this year, joining a lineup that includes The Lucy Show, Highway to Heaven, Dragnet and (starting this summer) Doctor Who. Retro TV will air The Doctors starting with the 1967 season.
This is not the first time The Doctors has seemingly been revived. We Love Soaps has been following this story for more than five years, since the show was reportedly headed to Hallmark Channel in 2009. It looks like it is finally happening for real this time, and good ratings could mean more classic soaps being licensed to air on various cable channels.
Which episodes will Retro TV air? Stay tuned!