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If you want Retro TV start calling, The Doctors starts on 9/29/14

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The NBC classic soap The Doctors will start airing on Retro TV’s afternoon lineup starting September 29th. They will air twoepisodes back-to- back every weekday at 12 p.m.

The problem for New York fans is that there are only 3 stations in New York

W30BW 30 Olean
WNMN 40.3 Saranac Lake
WVVC 40.1 Utica

none in New Jersey and one in Connecticut

WRNT 48 Hartford.

My advice to all of the fans of the old soaps get on your phone and request Retro TV. Optimum does not carry this and Time Warner and Direct TV do not either so get those phones ringing off the hook, because Ms Emily Bronze, Luken’s Director of Affiliate Relations, said “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.”

The Doctors was 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 (James Pritchett) 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 (Elizabeth Hubbard, 1974).

We know Alec Baldwin and Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Ted Danson and Kathleen Turner and soap great Kim Zimmer got their starts on this show.

Do your best soap fans and who knows maybe we will get soaps like Another World, Santa Barbara, Search for Tomorrow, Edge of Night and if we are very good maybe even Guiding Light or As The World Turns, One Life To Live and All My Children. Well one can hope right?

Luken Communications is a Chattanooga, TN-based broadcast group with networks including Retro TV, The Heartland Network, The Family Channel, PBJ, Frost Great Outdoors and TUFF TV. Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. For more information about Retro TV, please visit or

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