Lahela "Doogie" Kamealoha is juggling her life as a teenager with being a doctor. The series premiered in September 2021. Neil Patrick Harris, the original "Doogie", has spoken positively about the reboot but was unable to appear in season one due to scheduling conflicts and COVID-19 Pandemic related issues.
The show was renewed for a 2nd season as of February 2022.
The show provides examples of:
- Adaptational Diversity: The reboot is set on Hawaii and the main character is Asian, as is her father and brothers, along with several recurring doctors at the hospital.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Lahela displays shades of this in the pilot, having getting angry at her mother for trying to both parent her and be her boss, storming off during her own birthday party.
- Captain's Log: Updated for the times, but Lahela records vlogs and shares what's going on in her day-to-day life.
- Improbable Age: Like the original, Lahela is a genius who went to college and medical school and became a doctor at an absurdly young age.
- Mythology Gag: The opening sequence is a modernized version of the opening used in Doogie Howser, M.D..
- Shout-Out: While this is a reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D, the other doctors have dubbed Lahela "Doogie" because of the show. How this will be reconciled if Harris appears in season two as planned is unknown.
- Dr. Arnstein, a famous doctor idolized by many of the doctors on the show, hails from a practice on Seattle.
- Teen Genius: Lahela is one of these, having graduated medical school when she was a teenager after going to college at seven.