“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”, the Disney+ original series, has been canceled after just two seasons.
“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” Canceled on Disney Plus
Five months after the second season of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” premiered on Disney+, multiple sources are reporting that the series has been cancelled.
Created and executive produced by Kourtney Kang, the series is a coming-of-age live-action medical half-hour dramedy, featuring themes of death, dating, and family dynamics. Set in Hawai’i, the series follows 16-year-old Lahela Kamealoha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) as she navigates her complex, fast-paced world of a burgeoning medical career and growing up. She is lovingly called “Doogie Kamealoha” by her friends and family.
The series is a reboot of Neil Patrick Harris’s “Doogie Howser, M.D.” television medical drama series from the 1990s. The reboot’s cast also included Jason Scott Lee, Alex Aiono, Al Harrington, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ronny Chieng, Matthew Sato, Wes Tian, Emma Meisel, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Mapuana Makia.
“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” featured a star-studded guest list, including Barry Bostwick, Alyson Hannigan, Margaret Cho, Randall Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Max Greenfield.
Other Recent Disney+ Cancellations
“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” isn’t the only show to come under the axe recently. Disney+ canceled “National Treasure: Edge of History” after just one season earlier this year. The series had received positive feedback from viewers despite negative critical reception.
Disney has canceled multiple other series after one or two seasons, including “Big Shot,” “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” “Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Diary of A Future President,” and “Turner & Hooch.”
Only two months after the end of season one, Willow was also rejected for additional content.
Recent Budget Adjustments to Disney+ Content
Company CEO Bob Iger has recently been considering selling aspects of the streaming service, according to recent comments. The adjustments here may be in line with these shifts to tighten content on the streaming service.
According to Bloomberg, Iger wants to completely sell or restructure Disney’s TV and streaming business in India. This is actually where Disney+ has had the biggest losses. Disney+ Hotstar, the region’s version of Disney+, lost streaming rights to Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches, leading to the service losing 3.8 million subscribers in quarter one and 4.6 million subscribers in quarter two.
Iger does plan to hold onto Hulu, and Disney will launch a combined app for Hulu and Disney+ later this year. The streaming services will still have their own separate apps, at least for now. Disney will more than likely buy Comcast’s 33% stake in Hulu in 2024.
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