Young Doctors being resuscitated?
FremantleMedia, formerly Grundys, had a big hit with the sexy soap when it was produced out of Nine Sydney. It starred such names as Cornelia Frances, Mark Holden, Delvene Delaney, Alan Dale and the late Gwen Plumb. Several cast members including Dale, recently appeared in a nostalgic reunion on Seven’s Where Are They Now?
TEN is understood to be looking at a 6pm timeslot for the series, and as Neighbours’ light continues to wane, the network certainly needs to invest in a second long-running soap -not just for ratings but to meet local content quotas.
Medical dramas, like police and legal shows, are the mainstay of serial television due to their ability to generate weekly stories in regular, studio-based sets. All three genres also deliver high stakes and heightened emotions. No doubt TEN is looking to the success of All Saints and Grey’s Anatomy. It looks ready to play doctors and nurses with some young sexy actors.