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Disney+ announces 'Doogie Howser' re-do

Neil Patrick Harris' medical dramedy, Doogie Howser, M.D. is getting a remake at Disney+. File Photo by Gregg DeGuire/UPI
Neil Patrick Harris' medical dramedy, "Doogie Howser, M.D." is getting a remake at Disney+. File Photo by Gregg DeGuire/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Neil Patrick Harris' 1980s and '90s medical dramedy, Doogie Howser, M.D., is getting a remake at Disney+, the streaming service announced Thursday.

Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. is expected to follow Lahela "Doogie" Kameāloha, a mixed race 16-year-old doctor in Hawaii.

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An actress has not been announced for the titular character.

How I Met Your Mother and Fresh Off the Boat alum Kourtney Kang is writing and executive producing the project.

"Thirty years ago, a young medical prodigy took the world by storm and left a lasting impact on pop culture," Ricky Strauss, president of content and marketing at Disney+, said in a statement.

"Kourtney and the team at 20th Television have created a very modern take on this beloved property which will resonate with our global Disney+ audience. We can't wait to introduce the world to the new Doogie!"

The original ran for four seasons 1989-93. It also was about a brilliant teen physician.

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