What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Docs.com?
If you already have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here.
Or sign in with:
Signing in allows you to download and like content, and it provides the authors analytical data about your interactions with their content.
Embed code for: Project Creation.TVSITCOM.MRUBIO
Select a size
Manuel A. Rubio
Student ID#: 0004731680
NEWBIE HOWSERS’, M.D. ESQ.
Tv sitcom Development Pre-production post-production
Overall Arc of Series and First Season
After traveling in Europe, Doogie began to have second thoughts about medicine. He came back to the US to obtain his Juris Doctorate, followed Michele to Baltimore where she continued her nursing studies.
The two married and had two kids, but Michele was diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer and passed away. Doogie was left to focus on his new career and managed the raise two Howsers, William and Danielle. Two geniuses themselves, Danielle practices law while the older William followed his fathers footsteps and became a doctor.
Summary: Episodes 1 and 2
We are introduced to Dr. William Howser at the University of Maryland Medical Center Children’s Hospital. It is Danielle’s first day at huge law firm as an Associate Attorney. She is mistaken for the new assistant by Mr. Becker’s legal secretary but then realizes she is merely being hazed. Doogie, now in medical law, takes on a malpractice case where a 12-year-old was misdiagnosed with cancer and received lethal doses of chemotherapy. William encounters a boy with a high fever and vomit but is also concealing multiple bruises on his back, he discovers he is a victim of bullying at school. The boy asks William not to say anything yet he will tell them and his teachers. Doogie wins the case, William does not tell parents even though he should, and Jamie continues to have trouble with co-workers.
Doogie’s advice helps Danielle overcome her aggressors hazing and silences them all. She gains a new friendship at work. William goes to patient’s school to find him being bullied first hand. Uncle Vinnie comes to town. Doogie and Vinnie get in to an argument. William has a crush on a patient’s sister but doesn’t know how to flirt. Danielle gets a new case defending a girl accused of burglary in a neighborhood close to hers.
Summary: Episodes 3 and 4
After Danielle loses her first case, she realizes she is being given cases based on her age and gender. William and collogues discover one of the nurses is transgender. Doogie finds out about employer’s treatment of Danielle and talks to her bosses, causing Danielle to become upset with Doogie. Vinny calls Doogie he got a directing job in Washington D.C.
Doogie is hired for a wrongful death case but finds a worthy opponent. Danielle has second thoughts about becoming a lawyer, her jealousy for William is shown. William starts talking with his crush overcoming many of his fears. William also befriends new cancer patient. Vinnie asks Doogie if he can stay with them temporarily while looking for a place to live.
Summary: Episodes 5 and 6
Danielle realizes she does want to be a lawyer and has her own good qualities. Doogie refuses to let William stay out past 10:00pm. Danielle is assigned a new case defending college student accused of raping another college student. Doogie allows William to stay out late and confesses to Vinnie he was holding William back because of his own feelings on dating after Michele.
William finds out his friend with cancer passed away in surgery, focuses more on work. Doogie goes on unsuccessful dates. Danielle makes a great argument at court in favor of her client’s innocence. Doogie catches Vinnie smoking marijuana in patio. Doogie has interesting conversation at work. All four meet up for pizza later, Danielle gets good news, Vinnie apologizes to Doogie and will move out, William finds out where his name came from, and Doogie gets invited on a date via text.
What is unique about the overall story concept?
The overall story of the show follows its predecessor’s formula in that it tackles social problems. This show addresses how these problems remain a clear and present danger to our society, maybe more so today with our younger generation. However, unlike the original Doogie Howser, we utilize more adult humor. We get to experience life through two different characters instead of just one. We also get to see how Doogie handles friends, family, work, and life as an “adult” genius.
Danielle D. Howser
Danielle is 14 years old. Her middle name is David after her grandfather but dislikes it. Danielle graduated from Pennsylvania State Law School. She just became an Associate Attorney at Schilling & Becker Law Firm. She is very pretty but has somewhat of a tomboy-ish personality and fashion. She is extremely stubborn which explains why she decided to study law. Has same genius intellect and eidetic memory as her father Doogie Howser. Can be jealous of William at times. She enjoys playing video games and helps her think. Danielle is a huge Law & Order junky, loves Mariska Hargitay. Has a bad habit of biting her nails when she is in deep thought. Keeps journal in her iPad, which she adds entries every night.
William “Willie” Howser
William is 16 years old. He is named after Doogie’s first patient who passed away. He obtained his doctorate from his mothers alma mater Johns Hopkins University. He is the Attending Physician, Pediatrician at University of Maryland Medical Center Children’s Hospital. He also has his fathers genius intellect but lacks eidetic memory like his sister. He had reddish hair like his mother and huge ears. Cares for his patient and tends to get too attached at times. William is a pushover with his collogues. He does not like video games so despises the fact sister plays them too often. Nibbles on inside of lip when thinking. Learned magic from a magic book a patient gave him. Keeps a journal which he types on his phone instead of a computer, he also adds an entry every night.
Now 41 years old, Doogie works for a medical malpractice law firm. Refuses to become partner even though multiple offers he receives. Raised kids on his own after Michele passed away. A little overprotective of his kids personal lives. Refuses to let Michele go and start dating again. Doogie’s cases play minor role in the story, he plays more of a mentor role for the main characters and we shift focus to his personal life.
List additional supporting cast and explain how each one is related to the main story and whether they are featured in their own sub plots.
Vinnie Delpino is one of the head supporting cast. He is a link to Doogie’s childhood as his best friend. We also have Sarah who will be William’s crush throughout the first season. Rachel is Danielle’s older friend, she is Danielle’s “Vinnie” when it comes to personal and fashion matters. We also have Williams collogues at work Anesthesiologist Eric Mavrides and Radiologist Carlos Gonzalez. Lastly, Danielle’s boss Ryan Becker who can be Anti-Hero at times. We will also feature his snotty legal secretary, Raymond who will be the minion.
Newbie Howsers’, M.D. Esq. Logline
Two teenagers, children to former prodigy, tackle life’s obstacles as geniuses themselves. One, a 16 year old doctor and the other a 14 year old attorney fresh out of law school. They face challenges, each different to their respective practices all while learning to be normal teenagers.
Which of your supporting characters could potentially prove popular enough to become featured characters?
Vinny is a recurring character who is only visiting but because of his link to Doogie’s past and humor he brings. Vinny has the highest potential to become a regular featured character because of the wisenheimer personality he possesses. Also it would be great to have two very unique mentors in the story other than just Doogie.
What potential DLC or add on could be released to feature your featured secondary character to increase their fan base?
For DLC, we can create “feux” websites advertising for Danielle’s employer Schilling & Becker Law Firm. Much like the original show had promo spots for each episode. Also, in order to integrate Vinnie as a regular supporting character, we will create a podcast hosted by Vinnie talking about his favorite movies. Danielle’s friend Rachel is a big makeup/fashionista, we can create a blog where she reaches out to the younger audience.
What parts of the story or storylines would be written or included last, if deadlines force them to be cut?
The storyline concerning Vinnie’s failing relationships and drug problem can be written in last. We can also shift our focus on the backstory to William’s collogues to the end in the event we should have to write off one or have to combine the characters to create one.
What parts of the story or storylines would be written or included or used in promotional materials?
Danielle’s hazing and reactions to her being the youngest attorney in the world. William overshadowed by his fathers career as a young doctor and how he struggles with it. We ask “Whatever Happened to Doogie and Vinnie After They Left to Europe?”. It will be almost the same ploy as “Who shot JR?” for the show Dallas. This question will attract the older audience curious of where they are now and will also be focusing on the younger audience by adding humor to the promotion.
Can any extra products or elements be started as spin-offs from the given work?
We are at a great advantage to create not one but two spin-offs from this TV Sitcom. Since each Howser has chosen different practices, we can venture out to Danielle’s legal adventures where we can make it a more drama focused show with slight humor. We can also see William transfer to a hospital out of Maryland or overseas that way we are free to create different world for more diverse supporting cast.
http://www.luxurytopics.com/chest/timg/1404832480_harris18.jpgWBIE HOWSERS’, M.D. ESQ.
For DLC, we can create “feux” websites advertising for Danielle’s employer Schilling & Becker Law Firm. Much like the original show had promo spots for each episode. Also, in order to integrate Vinnie as a regular supporting character, we will create a podcast hosted by Vinnie talking about his favorite movies. Danielle’