Doc (2001 TV series)

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Doc
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
Original release
NetworkPAX TV
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 aired from March 11, 2001 to November 28, 2004 on Pax TV.

Although set in New York City, the series was shot in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 88 episodes were produced.

Plot summary[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Westbury Clinic[edit]

  • Dr. Clint "Doc" Cassidy (Billy Ray Cyrus) is a kindhearted doctor from Montana who has moved to New York to work at Westbury Clinic, a medical center adjacent to the local hospital. He initially left Montana to be with his girlfriend Samantha (Claudette Mink), but he breaks up with her in the pilot because they're from different worlds. Clint has a love for God and for people, making him a popular doctor at the clinic. He often likes to insert some bits of wisdom from Montana into the clinic team's activity. It is mentioned in some episodes that Clint's parents died when he was young; he was taken in by his hometown's doctor, Doc Johansson. This adoption leads to Clint's love for medicine. He is the show's main character.
  • Nancy Nichols (Andrea C. Robinson) is a young nurse who is smart, energizing, and a bit vain. She possesses good bedside manners, common sense, and a sharp wit. She isn't afraid to speak her mind. Nancy's parents divorced when she was 12, and Nancy had a touching reunion with her mother, who had cancer at the time. This reunion, and the mother eventually succumbing to her cancer, were the focuses of two episodes of the shows. She and Clint have a mutual relationship that is the focus of several episodes. Clint proposes to her in the final episode, and she says "yes".
  • Dr. Derek Hebert (Derek McGrath) is a portly, witty, insightful doctor who is a very good friend of Clint's. Derek is friends with the majority of clinical team (except for Dr. Crane) and, despite his soft-spoken personality, never afraid to get involved in anything the clinic is involved in. Derek has a wife, Nellie, and a daughter, Gracie. He fears small rodents, especially rats and mice.
  • Donna Dewitt (Ruth Marshall) is the clinic-hospital administrator. She combines a warm heart with a focus on the bottom line. Her occasional role as an antagonist as a result of her goal of cutting costs contrasts with her warmth, approachability and unfailing support of the rest of the staff.
  • Dr. Oliver Crane (Ron Lea) is frequently the antagonist of the series. He is egotistical and selfish, and usually more concerned with his individual convenience and getting recognition from peers (especially outside the clinic) than with his patients. He is also a schemer in a sense, trying to get money and compliments, but these almost always fail. But despite his mean, outspoken personality, Oliver did soften slightly toward the end of the show's run.
  • Tippy Williams, later Tippy Doss (Paula Boudreau), appears in the pilot episode, and joins Westbury later in the first season. She thinks differently than most people, and often comes across as a bit of a dimwit. She keeps the team on their toes in a silly, geeky way, but shining through Tippy's somewhat woolly mind is a heart of gold that loves, sacrifices, and longs to learn.

Jackson Family[edit]

  • Nate Jackson (Richard Leacock) is an officer with the New York Police Department. Nate Jackson is initially skeptical of Clint's country ways, but the two become close friends quickly. Nate is also a building supervisor, and arranges an apartment for Clint. He affectionately gives Clint the nickname "Country".
  • Raul Garcia (Tyler Posey) is an orphaned boy who is 8 years old when the series starts and around 11–12 when it ends. He and his single mother were homeless, and they slept in the basement of a New York church before Mrs. Garcia became ill and died. Despite attempts to take Raul into custody by his abusive father, Raul ends up getting adopted by Nate and Beverly Jackson. He is a normal preteen boy who gets instruction on making wise choices from and his parents and from Clint, among others.
  • Beverly Jackson (Tracy Shreve) is Nate's caring, conscientious wife who teaches at Raul's school. She gets pregnant in the first half of season three and gives birth to baby Mattie at the season's end.

Other supporting characters[edit]

  • Justin (Demetrius Joyette) is Raul's best friend from school. They're good friends who often hang out together. Justin is a bit younger than Raul and sometimes lacks his older friend's good sense.
  • Elliot (Taylor Abrahamse) is an aspiring violinist, but somewhat of a nerd. Raul and Justin are reluctant to hang out with him at first, but they soon come to learn that he is a good friend indeed.
  • Steve "The Captain (later 'Major')" Doss (Kevin Jubinville) is a soldier in the U.S. Army who falls in love with Tippy and eventually marries her. He is generally good-natured and very army savvy (he speaks in the manner of a soldier on duty), but he has a tendency to be turgid and act irrationally.
  • Jelly Bean (Kenny Robinson) and Junior (Billy Otis) are street Peddlers and good friends of Clint's. When they first met they tried to rob Clint but he stopped them and helped them change their ways.
  • Dr. Harley Johanson (Neil Dainard) Is a mentor and friend to Clint Cassidy. He lives in Montana and is one of Clint's Best friends. Clint sees Harley as a father figure. Clint often e-mail's Harley at the end of each episode. He appears in 23 episodes.

Notable guest stars[edit]

  • Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman appears in the season two episode "Fearless", as Raul's music teacher, Daniel Parson
  • Cyrus' real-life daughter Miley Cyrus appears in three episodes; her on-screen acting debut in the Pilot (Part one; uncredited) as Kylie in season two, episode eight (credited as Destiny Hope); and in season four, episode six as Raul's friend; Cyrus's daughter Noah Cyrus appears in six episodes as Gracie Hebert
  • Michael Cera appears in two season two episodes as Max, a distraught preteen boy whose parents are on the edge of divorce
  • Sue Thomas appears in season five, episode seven
  • Christian singer Jaci Velasquez appears in the season five episode "Nip, Tuck & Die"
  • Christian singer CeCe Winans appears in season three, episode seven as Rosalyn Franklin, a poor Black widow whose young son has leukemia

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2001)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"George BloomfieldGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMarch 11, 2001 (2001-03-11)
22
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)[edit]

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)
209"Some Gave All"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
2110
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"Holly DaleGary R. JohnsonMarch 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)
3019"Love of the Game"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & E.F. WallengrenMarch 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
3120"Karate Kid"Don McCutcheonBrad MarkowitzMarch 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
3221"The Commercial"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonApril 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
3322"My Secret Identity"Stephan FanfaraKen HanesMay 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
3423"Time Flies"Larry McLeanJoan Considine JohnsonMay 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
3524"Complicated"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMay 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)

Season 3 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
361"Full Disclosure"Larry McLeanJoan Considine Johnson & Gary R. JohnsonSeptember 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
372"On Pins and Needles"Larry McLeanBrad Markowitz & Joan Considine JohnsonSeptember 22, 2002 (2002-09-22)
383"Stroke of Luck"Steven FanfaraJames KahnSeptember 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
394"See No Evil"Ron LeaBrad Markowitz & Kim Beyer-JohnsonOctober 6, 2002 (2002-10-06)
405"Nobody"Miles DaleStory by : Joan Considine Johnson & Billy Ray Cyrus
Teleplay by : Joan Considine Johnson
October 13, 2002 (2002-10-13)
416"Full Moon Rising"Carl GoldsteinMary HanesOctober 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
427"The Price of a Miracle"Holly DaleKim Beyer-JohnsonNovember 3, 2002 (2002-11-03)
438"Second Time Around"Larry McLeanRobert J. BrunnerNovember 10, 2002 (2002-11-10)
449"The Producers"Otta HanusJoan Considine JohnsonNovember 24, 2002 (2002-11-24)
4510"Man's Best Friend"Holly DaleKen HanesDecember 8, 2002 (2002-12-08)
4611"A Clear and Present Danger"Larry McLeanPatrick Q. Page & Gary R. JohnsonJanuary 5, 2003 (2003-01-05)
4712"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"E. Jane ThompsonJames KahnJanuary 12, 2003 (2003-01-12)
4813"Angels in Waiting"Bruce PittmanJoan Considine JohnsonFebruary 2, 2003 (2003-02-02)
4914"Lost and Found"Stephan FanfaraJames KahnFebruary 9, 2003 (2003-02-09)
5015"Welcome to New York: Part 1"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonFebruary 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)
5116"Welcome to New York: Part 2"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonFebruary 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
5217"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"David Warry-SmithRobert J. BrunnerMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)
5318"Safety First"Stephan FanfaraMary HanesApril 13, 2003 (2003-04-13)
5419"The Checkered Flag"Ken GirottiRobert J. BrunnerApril 27, 2003 (2003-04-27)
5520"Evaluate This"Don McCutcheonJames KahnMay 4, 2003 (2003-05-04)
5621"While You Were Snoring"Ron LeaJoan Considine JohnsonMay 11, 2003 (2003-05-11)
5722"And Baby Makes Four"Larry McLeanGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonMay 18, 2003 (2003-05-18)

Season 4 (2003–04)[edit]

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"John BellMary 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"Holly DaleGary R. Johnson & Stephen BeckApril 4, 2004 (2004-04-04)
7316"Wedding Bell Blues"Don McCutcheonKim Beyer-Johnson & Joan Considine JohnsonApril 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"Ron LeaKen Hanes & Stephen BeckMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09)
7821"Choices of the Heart"Larry McLeanStephen Beck & Lance KinseyMay 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)[edit]

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"Dave Alan JohnsonGary R. Johnson & Dave Alan JohnsonNovember 28, 2004 (2004-11-28)

Broadcast[edit]

Doc was broadcast on PAX TV. 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 on October 1, 2007, only to take it off the air again on 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.

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.

Most episodes are now available for streaming on the PureFlix streaming service.

As of 2023, Doc is available for streaming on The Roku Channel.

Home media[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doc - Season 1 DVD Information | TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2009-08-23.

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