Heading back to Whyhope! Doctor Doctor renewed for season five

It’s not the last you’ve seen of Dr Hugh Knight!

By Erin Doyle
Time for some good news amid the slew of TV productions announcing they've halted filming for the foreseeable future.
Bucking the trend is Channel Nine's Doctor Doctor, with the network confirming it has renewed the popular drama for a fifth season.
"We are thrilled to commission a fifth season of Australia's favourite drama series Doctor Doctor," said Andy Ryan, Nine's co-head of drama.
"With its stellar cast and beautiful rural setting, viewers of all ages have fallen in love with the misadventures of Dr Hugh Knight and his marvellously dysfunctional family.
"We are really proud to be able to support the creative team behind Doctor Doctor for another season".
Doctor Doctor, starring Rodger Corser (pictured) has been renewed for season five. Image: Channel Nine
While the show and its leading man Rodger Corser has garnered many fans, the actor previously told TV WEEK he was scared the whole thing would fail.
"There was fear taking on this role. I was nervous," he admitted.
"You don't know how well it will go. And we had limited promotion when we launched, so we were so fearful."
To make matters worse, Rodger knew he'd be the focus of any potential misfire.
"Having your face on the promo feels great, because you've hit the lead on a show," he said.
"But the responsibility is double. If the show tanks, they're going to look at you."
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He needn't have worried; since debuting in 2016, the show and Rodger have been nominated for countless TV WEEK Logie Awards – including three consecutive Gold Logie nominations for Rodger.
"I can, sort of, be shoved out the front of the show," he told TV WEEK last year.
"It takes a lot of people to make our show. I sort of represent them, and collectively everyone's really stoked."
The current season of Doctor Doctor (S4) will return to Nine on Wednesday, April 22.
Rodger has been nominated for three consecutive Gold Logies for his work on Doctor Doctor. Image: TV WEEK

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