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L.A. Doctors (CBS 1998-1999 with Ken Olin and Matt Craven)

USA / CBS / x60 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 Sep 1998 – 10 May 1999 (Mondays @ 10.00pm)

Medical drama. This soap styled drama concerned itself with the lives of three LA doctors, Roger Cattan, Tim Lonner and Evan Newman, who set up their own private practice with the motivating factor of helping people rather than lining their pockets. Cattan however was often at odds with his partners over just how altruistic they should be.

A fourth member of the team was quickly recruited in the shape of Sarah Church (Sarah had a problematic life in the show; a failing marriage and then the discovery she was pregnant, later she began an affair with Evan but a tragic end lay in store for her in the final episode – death in a car accident).

The biggest development in later episodes of the show was the guys being embezzled by their business manager.

cast
KEN OLIN as Dr Roger Cattan
MATT CRAVEN as Dr Tim Lonner
RICK ROBERTS as Dr Evan Newman
SHERYL LEE as Dr Sarah Church
JOSEPH ASHTON as Nick Newman
REBECCA RIGG as Kelly Newman
DEIRDRE O’CONNELL as Susann Blum
MELORA WALTERS as Felicity
JUDITH SCOTT as Nina Morris
COBY BELL as Patrick Owen
PATRICIA WETTIG as Eleanor Riggs
TALIA BALSAM as Julie Lonner
ERICA JIMENEZ-ALVARADO as Eva (1998)
VANESSA JIMENEZ-ALVARADO as Christine (1998)