Nine to premiere Doctor Doctor on Wednesdays

Nine has moved Doctor Doctor from 2017 into the middle of September.

Rodger Corser (Glitch, Party Games, Underbelly, Rush, Puberty Blues) stars in Nine’s new Aussie family drama with a big ensemble cast. including Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson,Tina Bursill, Steve Bisley, Hayley McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Matt Castley, Chloe Bayliss,Dave Eastgate, Charles Wu, Belinda Bromilow, Lucy Durack and John Batchelor.

Afer a spectacular fall from grace, high-flying heart surgeon Dr Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser) receives a life-changing punishment from the Medical Tribunal – he is forced to work for a year as a country GP in his former home town of Whyhope.

Doctor Doctor follows Hugh’s attempt to rebuild his world in the town he has spent his whole life running away from. Now the only way to salvage his brilliant career is to work as a lowly GP in an under-resourced, small-town hospital surrounded by estranged family, former friends, crazed colleagues, oddball patients, jealous brothers and a newlywed ex-girlfriend.

Nine’s Heads of Drama, Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, said: “Wednesday night on Nine is the new home for family drama and Doctor Doctor is appointment viewing. If laughter is the best medicine, the misadventures of Hugh and his dysfunctional family are just what the doctor ordered.”

“Making Doctor Doctor has been pure joy from start to finish,” said Ian Collie, head of drama at Essential Media & Entertainment. “A hearty thanks to the Nine Network, who embraced our marvellously flawed hero from the get go, our clever and gorgeous cast, and the incredibly hard-working production and story team.”

A lot has changed since Hugh last checked into Whyhope. His mother Meryl (Tina Bursill) is a local civic leader, while father Jim (Steve Bisley) has struggled to adapt to the winds of change. His brother Matt (Ryan Johnson) has married Hugh’s former girlfriend Charlie (Nicole da Silva) and the family wheat farm is now home to a successful micro-brewery.

Hugh starts work at the Medical Clinic under the eagle eye of his supervisor Penny (Hayley McElhinney), juggling everything from tractor accidents to haemorrhoids with the help of “Dr Google”. He quickly makes an enemy of hospital administrator Ken (Charlies Wu), but finds a kindred spirit in the form of party-girl nurse Aoife (Shalom Brune-Franklin) and rekindles a childhood friendship with knockabout local Joey (Dave Eastgate).

Nine’s Heads of Drama, Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, said: “Wednesday night on Nine is the new home for family drama and Doctor Doctor  is appointment viewing. If laughter is the best medicine, the misadventures of Hugh and his dysfunctional family are just what the doctor ordered.”

“Making Doctor Doctor has been pure joy from start to finish,” said Ian Collie, head of drama at Essential Media & Entertainment. “A hearty thanks to the Nine Network, who embraced our marvellously flawed hero from the get go, our clever and gorgeous cast, and the incredibly hard-working production and story team.”

Doctor Doctor premieres Wednesday, September 14, at 8.40pm on Nine.

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