|The Bold Ones: The New Doctors|
|Also known as||The New Doctors|
|Created by||Steven Bochco|
|Directed by||Jeremy Kagan|
Marvin J. Chomsky
Robert L. Collins
|Starring||E. G. Marshall|
John Saxon (Season 1-3)
Robert Walden (Season 4)
Julie Adams (Season 2)
|Opening theme||Billy Goldenberg|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||45 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Herbert Hirschman|
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 14, 1969 –|
May 4, 1973
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (also known as The New Doctors) is an American medical drama that lasted for four seasons on NBC, from 1969 to 1973.
The series focuses on the life of Dr. David Craig (E. G. Marshall), an extremely successful neurosurgeon who is so renowned in his field that he is able to open his own very exclusive clinic called The David Craig Institute of New Medicine.
Craig has enlisted two "bold" young medical executives, chief of surgery Dr. Ted Stuart (John Saxon) and Paul Hunter (David Hartman). The character Dr. Stuart was later replaced by Dr. Cohen (Robert Walden).
The New Doctors was part of The Bold Ones, a rotating series of dramas that also included The Protectors (with Leslie Nielsen), The Lawyers (with Burl Ives) and The Senator (with Hal Holbrook). The New Doctors was the only one of the four series to last for the entire run.
David Hartman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for portraying Paul Hunter on this show.
Together with his two assistants Dr. Paul Hunter and Dr. Ted Stuart, Dr. David Craig encounters an array of medical and psychosocial issues in his own exclusive clinic. The clinic utilizes then "cutting edge" treatments and is at the forefront of medical research. Medical cases cover a broad spectrum, including organ transplants, mothers with post-partum depression, patients with psychogenic problems, and patients that are difficult to communicate with. Episodes were 60 minutes, and in some cases, Craig becomes involved with patients stricken with rare diseases and unusual circumstances as occurred in later medical dramas such as House and ER.
The closing credits state that "the story, techniques and equipment shown are based on actual developments at the frontiers of medicine."
Main article: List of The Bold Ones: The New Doctors episodes
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||September 14, 1969||March 1, 1970|
|2||8||September 20, 1970||February 1971|
|3||11||September 21, 1971||March 5, 1972|
|4||16||September 19, 1972||May 4, 1973|
After the pilot episode, "To Save a Life", the series became a hit, lasting for three more seasons, ending with the 15th episode of fourth season, "And Other Things I May Not See".
The episode "Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown" was a crossover with Ironside; that episode started in Ironside and ended in New Doctors. Both parts were syndicated as Ironside episodes, using the opening and closing credits from part one.
On March 1, 2016, Timeless Media Group released The Bold Ones: The New Doctors- The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.