Discovery Health Channel is writing some new prescriptions for the 2006-07 season.
New series on the Discovery Networks U.S.-owned service will include:
• Strictly Dr. Drew, in which Dr. Drew Pinsky will return to the network with a primetime series going “behind the medical headlines to debunk myths and uncover the truth surrounding real health and relationship issues.” The series will debut in the third quarter.
• Doctor*Ology, debuting in the first quarter of 2007, is a blend of scripted comedy and factual documentary looking at the stress patients endure during medical testing.
As far as specials, the network has slated:
• You: Waist Management, in which Discovery Health senior medical contributor Dr. Mehmet Oz offers real-world tips for smarter health and nutrition, set to air during the fourth quarter.
• Another fourth-quarter special, Super Quads, will take “a revealing look at the day-to-day reality of raising four identical girls.”