CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors is this year’s first rookie show to be renewed for season two. The show, which features a panel of doctors discussing medical topics, has been picked up in 95% of the country, including stations owned by CBS, Cox, Scripps Howard, Belo, Post-Newsweek and LIN Television.
The Doctors is this year’s highest-rated new talk show, growing 46% from its September premiere to a 1.9 live plus same day average household rating in the week ended Nov. 23.
The Doctors features a team of four medicals professionals, each with a different specialty — ER physician Dr. Travis Stork; obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lisa Masterson; plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgery expert Dr. Andrew Ordon; and pediatrician Dr. James Sears. Each day, the panel discusses the guest’s real-life experiences and then disseminates information about health, medical care and drugs.
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Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.