Retro TV Announces ‘The Doctors’ Launch Date; Classic Soap Returns to the Air This September! - Soap Opera Network
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Retro TV has announced that its finally set a debut date for reruns of the classic soap opera, “.” According to an official press release sent out today, the sudser will join the network’s afternoon lineup starting Monday, September 29!

The Emmy-winning series will air twice a day every weekday, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 12PM E/P. Says , Luken’s Director of Affiliate Relations: “The positive feedback we’ve received since Retro TV’s initial announcement of ‘The Doctors’ has been phenomenal. Classic soap fans are excited about Retro TV and we look forward to expanding our offerings with this genre and audience.”

Set in Hope Memorial Hospital in the fictional New England city of Madison, “The Doctors’” storylines center on the hospital’s Chief of Staff Dr. Matthew Powers () and his dedicated team. The soap opera ran for 19 years, spanned 5,280 episodes and won several Daytime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series (1971, 1972 and 1974), Lead Actor (James Pritchett, 1978) and Lead Actress (, 1974). It also starred some other familiar names, including Academy Award nominee  (“”), Academy Award Winner  (“;” ex-Belle Bodelle, “”), Academy Award Winner  (“”), Emmy Award Winner  (“”), Emmy Award Winner Terry O’Quinn (“”),  (“”), Acaademy Award nominee Kathleen Turner (“”),  (ex-Reva Shayne, “”) and  (ex-Nora Buchanan, “”).

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  • GLHistorian

    Can’t wait!! Since I already have two shows recording at 12PM central, I’m glad The Doctors won’t conflict. Otherwise, I’d have to drop Days of our Lives.

  • Kat Allen Hilderbrand

    I hope it can be posted to you tube like everything else because I cannot get Retro TV.

    • Merrie

      Me too!