Doc
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GenreMedical drama
Created byDave Alan Johnson
Gary R. Johnson
StarringBilly Ray Cyrus
Derek McGrath
Richard Leacock
Andrea C. Robinson
Ron Lea
Tyler Posey
Tracy Shreve
Ruth Marshall
Paula Boudreau
Theme music composerBilly Ray Cyrus
Opening theme"Stand Still"
ComposerJack Lenz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes88
Production
Executive producers
  • Ken Hanes
  • Marilyn Stonehouse
  • Dave Alan Johnson
ProducersLarry A. McLean
George Bloomfield
Production companiesPebblehut Productions
Paxson Entertainment
Release
Original networkPAX TV
Original releaseMarch 11, 2001 (2001-03-11) –
November 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)

Doc is an American medical drama with strong Christian undertones starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy, a Montana doctor who takes a job in a New York City medical clinic. It ran from March 11, 2001 to November 28, 2004 on Pax TV. Although set in New York City, all the episodes were shot in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Plot summary

Doc follows rural doctor Clint "Doc" Cassidy who has taken a position at Westbury Clinic, a small medical center in New York City. Doc is a young Christian bachelor from the mountains of Montana, who brings his small-town values and ideology to an environment that seems to lack familiarity with them.

Supporting characters include the doctors, nurses and other staff of Westbury Clinic; a 10-year-old orphan, Raúl García; and a young couple, Nate and Beverly Jackson, who live in the same apartment building as Clint.

Themes

Each episode has three interconnecting plot lines; the predominant plot line follows Clint and his involvement in the lives of his patients. Another plot line involves Clint's relationship with his clinic coworkers, and the third involves the Jackson family. In later seasons, the Jackson family plot line or the clinic plot line is occasionally left out in preference to the predominant Clint one. The plot lines are then resolved at the end of each episode, when Clint writes an email to his guardian, Doc Johansson, back in Montana.

Characters

Westbury Clinic

Jackson Family

Other supporting characters

Notable guest stars

Episodes

Season 1 (2001)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1
2
1
2
"Pilot"George BloomfieldGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMarch 11, 2001 (2001-03-11)
33"Family Matters"George BloomfieldDave Alan JohnsonMarch 18, 2001 (2001-03-18)
44"All in a Day's Work"E. Jane ThompsonGary R. JohnsonMarch 25, 2001 (2001-03-25)
55"You Gotta Have Heart"Larry McLeanJoan Considine JohnsonApril 1, 2001 (2001-04-01)
66"The Ride"George BloomfieldEd TivnanApril 8, 2001 (2001-04-08)
77"Captain Supremo: Have Tights, Will Travel"Eric TillGary R. JohnsonApril 22, 2001 (2001-04-22)
88"The Art of Medicine"Larry McLeanKen HanesApril 29, 2001 (2001-04-29)
99"You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello"George BloomfieldJoan Considine JohnsonMay 6, 2001 (2001-05-06)
1010"Love or Money"Larry McLeanGary R. JohnsonMay 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)
1111"Face in the Mirror"Terry IngramJohn PoseyMay 20, 2001 (2001-05-20)

Season 2 (2001–02)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
121"Blind Alley"Barry BergthorsonDave Alan JohnsonSeptember 9, 2001 (2001-09-09)
132"I've Got a Secret"Dave Allen JohnsonBrad MarkowitzSeptember 16, 2001 (2001-09-16)
143"Second Opinion"J. Miles DaleE.F. WallengrenSeptember 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)
154"Home is Where the Heart is"Stacey Stewart CurtisKen HanesSeptember 30, 2001 (2001-09-30)
165"Easy Money"Stephan FanfaraEd TivnanOctober 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
176"Garbage In, Garbage Out"Terry IngramJoan Considine JohnsonOctober 14, 2001 (2001-10-14)
187"First Impressions"Holly DaleKim Beyer-JohnsonOctober 28, 2001 (2001-10-28)
198"No Time Like the Present"Don McCutcheonJoan Considine JohnsonNovember 4, 2001 (2001-11-04)
20
21
9
10
"Some Gave All"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
2211"Gypsies, Janitors and Thieves"Stephan FanfaraKim Beyer-JohnsonNovember 18, 2001 (2001-11-18)
2312"Tis the Season"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonDecember 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)
2413"All in the Family"Barry BergthorsonKen HanesJanuary 6, 2002 (2002-01-06)
2514"Busy Man"Miles DaleBrad MarkowitzJanuary 20, 2002 (2002-01-20)
2615"My Boyfriend's Back"Stephan FanfaraKim Beyer-JohnsonFebruary 10, 2002 (2002-02-10)
2716"Fearless"Carl GoldsteinE.F. WallengrenFebruary 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)
2817"Queen of Denial"Larry McLeanJoan Considine JohnsonFebruary 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)
2918"Citizen Crane"TBATBAMarch 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)
3019"Love of the Game"TBATBAMarch 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
3120"Karate Kid"TBATBAMarch 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
3221"The Commercial"TBATBAApril 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
3322"My Secret Identity"TBATBAMay 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
3423"Time Flies"TBATBAMay 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
3524"Complicated"TBATBAMay 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)

Season 3 (2002–03)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
361"Full Disclosure"TBATBASeptember 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
372"On Pins and Needles"TBATBASeptember 22, 2002 (2002-09-22)
383"Stroke of Luck"TBATBASeptember 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
394"See No Evil"TBATBAOctober 6, 2002 (2002-10-06)
405"Nobody"TBAStory by : Joan Considine Johnson & Billy Ray Cyrus
Teleplay by : Joan Considine Johnson
October 13, 2002 (2002-10-13)
416"Full Moon Rising"TBATBAOctober 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
427"The Price of a Miracle"TBATBANovember 3, 2002 (2002-11-03)
438"Second Time Around"TBATBANovember 10, 2002 (2002-11-10)
449"The Producers"TBATBANovember 24, 2002 (2002-11-24)
4510"Man's Best Friend"TBATBADecember 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)
4611"A Clear and Present Danger"TBATBAJanuary 5, 2003 (2003-01-05)
4712"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"TBATBAJanuary 12, 2003 (2003-01-12)
4813"Angels in Waiting"TBATBAFebruary 2, 2003 (2003-02-02)
4914"Lost and Found"TBATBAFebruary 9, 2003 (2003-02-09)
5015"Welcome to New York: Part 1"TBATBAFebruary 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)
5116"Welcome to New York: Part 2"TBATBAFebruary 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
5217"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"TBATBAMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)
5318"Safety First"TBATBAApril 13, 2003 (2003-04-13)
5419"The Checkered Flag"TBATBAApril 27, 2003 (2003-04-27)
5520"Evaluate This"TBATBAMay 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)
5621"While You Were Snoring"TBATBAMay 11, 2003 (2003-05-11)
5722"And Baby Makes Four"TBATBAMay 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)

Season 4 (2003–04)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
581"Westbury: The Final Conflict"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonOctober 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
592"The Way We Were"Stefan ScainiGary R. Johnson & Kim Beyer-JohnsonOctober 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
603"The Candidate"Stephan FanfaraLance Kinsey & Joan Considine JohnsonOctober 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
614"Pick Your Poison"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 2, 2003 (2003-11-02)
625"Rules of Engagement"Larry McLeanJoan Considine Johnson & Gary R. JohnsonNovember 9, 2003 (2003-11-09)
636"Men in Tights"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerNovember 16, 2003 (2003-11-16)
647"Donny's Millions"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & John PoseyNovember 23, 2003 (2003-11-23)
658"Swing Shift"TBAMary HanesDecember 7, 2003 (2003-12-07)
669"No Pain, No Gain"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerJanuary 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)
6710"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"John BellMary HanesJanuary 18, 2004 (2004-01-18)
6811"Modelrageous"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Lance KinseyJanuary 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)
6912"Arsenic & Old Spice"Don McCutcheonGary R. Johnson & Stephen BeckFebruary 8, 2004 (2004-02-08)
7013"Leader of the Band"J. Miles DaleLance Kinsey & Robert J. BrunnerFebruary 15, 2004 (2004-02-15)
7114"Till Death Do Us Part"Ron LeaJoan Considine JohnsonFebruary 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)
7215"Searching for Bonnie Fisher"TBAGary R. Johnson & Stephen BeckApril 4, 2004 (2004-04-04)
7316"Wedding Bell Blues"TBATBAApril 11, 2004 (2004-04-11)
7417"Daddy Dearest"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonApril 18, 2004 (2004-04-18)
7518"Breaking Away"J. Miles DaleKen Hanes & Brad MarkowitzApril 25, 2004 (2004-04-25)
7619"Eminent Domain"Stephan FanfaraGary R. Johnson & Robert J. BrunnerMay 2, 2004 (2004-05-02)
7720"The Great Wall"TBAKen Hanes & Stephen BeckMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)
7821"Choices of the Heart"TBATBAMay 16, 2004 (2004-05-16)
7922"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"Dave Alan JohnsonGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMay 23, 2004 (2004-05-23)

Season 5 (2004)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
801"Get Me to Church on Time"Stephan FanfaraJoan Considine JohnsonOctober 3, 2004 (2004-10-03)
812"Wake-Up Call"Larry McLeanKim Beyer-Johnson & Gary R. JohnsonOctober 10, 2004 (2004-10-10)
823"Blindsided"Holly DaleMary HanesOctober 17, 2004 (2004-10-17)
834"Lights, Camera, Medicine"J. Miles DaleJean Considine & Joan Considine JohnsonOctober 24, 2004 (2004-10-24)
845"Nip, Tuck & Die"Don McCutcheonHomer TaylorOctober 31, 2004 (2004-10-31)
856"The Family Tree"Ken HanesStory by : Robert J. Brunner
Teleplay by : Dave Alan Johnson & Kim Beyer-Johnson
November 7, 2004 (2004-11-07)
867"The Last Ride"Larry McLeanJean Considine & Joan Considine JohnsonNovember 14, 2004 (2004-11-14)
878"Happy Trails"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 21, 2004 (2004-11-21)
889"Til We Meet Again"TBAGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)

Broadcast

Doc was broadcast on PAX TV and has Christian undertones. It was written by Dave Alan Johnson and Gary R. Johnson. The producers and writers were also involved with the series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. PAX TV, which had become Ion Television, resumed airing reruns October 1, 2007, only to take it off the air again November 16, 2007.

It was rebroadcast throughout 2005 on Network Ten in Australia on Saturday mornings at 4:00am.

During 2006, Doc was shown on the Canadian Showcase cable television specialty channel, Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 6:00pm. It also aired in Spanish on Mexico's National Broadcast channel at 10:30 pm Sunday through Friday. As of June 2012, it airs on VisionTV weekdays at 2 p.m.

In the United States, Doc has aired on Gospel Music Channel and on Hallmark Channel. It began airing on BYUtv weekdays at Noon and 6 PM January 16, 2012.

GetTV reran the series from July–September 22, 2017.

Home media

On February 3, 2004, PAX Home Entertainment (Distributed by Ventura Distribution) released Season 1 of Doc on Region 1 DVD.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-23.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)