Popular Disney+ Series Canceled Amidst Content Purge

Doogie Kamealoha Canceled
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When Disney+ launched in November 2019, Disney fans were thrilled to have an app where they could watch some of their favorite Disney movies and shows in one place. Disney+ wasn’t just classic Disney content, either. It was full of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic offerings as well. Fans were also thrilled at the price tag. The streaming service cost just $6.99 per month, making it one of the cheaper streamers on the market.

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However, a lot has changed in less than four years, and most of it is not for the better. Disney+ has seen a number of price increases, and now, subscribers who want the ad-free service they had since the beginning will have to pay $10.99 per month. The price will be going up to $13.99 this fall. The ad-supported tier that was introduced late last year currently costs $7.99 per month, and Disney CEO Bob Iger said the price will remain steady.

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Disney+ has long been a headache for The Walt Disney Company, losing hundreds of millions of dollars every quarter. Iger has said that Disney will be taking a more pragmatic approach to the content it produces. Many of the original Disney+ shows have seen their production budgets cut. Over the past weeks, Disney has been purging the streamer of content that is not making it money.

As a further way to save money, Disney+ has also seen a number of its original shows canceled after just a season or two. In less than a year, Disney has canceled Willow, Big Shot, The Mysterious Benedict Society, National Treasure: Edge of History, Turner & Hooch, and Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. 

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And now you can add another show to that list.

According to an breaking report from TVLine, Disney has canceled¬†Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. after two seasons. Multiple sources confirmed the news with TVLine, but Disney did not comment. The news came just five months after Disney released the show’s second season.

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.¬†starred Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the titular genius teenage doctor, Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha. The show was a spinoff of the hit 1980s show, Doogie Howser M.D., which starred Disney super-fan Neil Patrick Harris.

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The series also starred Emma Meisel as Lahela’s best friend Steph, Matt Sato, and Wes Tian as Lahela’s brothers Kai and Brian Patrick. Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Mapuana Makia played Lahela’s coworkers Charles and Noelani. Kathleen Rose Perkins plays Lahela’s mom, and boss, Dr. Hannon, and Jason Scott Lee as Lahela’s dad Benny.

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At this time, we do not know if the show will remain on Disney+. Disney has been taking content off the streamer, with Bob Iger saying that some shows cost more money to continue to support than they were making. Disney has removed Willow, Turner & Hooch, The Mighty Ducks, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. National Treasure: Edge of History remains available to stream.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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