We're delighted to announce that the Doc is in for a historic FIFTH season! We'll be working with the amazing team at Disney to produce more fantastic episodes for the longest running Disney show after Mickey Mouse!
The season order was announced today by Nancy Kanter, EVP and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide.
“Doc McStuffins is an unmistakable example of our commitment to powerful storytelling that enriches and enlightens kids,” said Kanter. “I can think of no other children’s television show in recent history that has touched as many lives and made the kind of impact around the world that Doc has. Our viewers have forged a deep connection with this series and are very vocal about how strongly they believe in these characters. We are excited to share with them many more stories about Doc and her toys when season five begins airing in 2018.”
Created and executive produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winning Chris Nee, Doc McStuffins was recently awarded a Peabody Award (2015) recognizing outstanding storytelling in electronic media and NAACP Image Awards (2016, 2015) for Outstanding Children’s Program. The series has consistently been a Top 10 preschool cable TV series in key demographics; averages 16 million views on the Disney Junior app, VOD and Hulu; and reaches 150 million viewers worldwide each quarter.
Doc McStuffins centers around a young girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. The series premiered in 2012 to record ratings and shortly thereafter, inspiring a group of female African-American physicians to begin a "movement" they coined "We Are Doc McStuffins." Seeing a reflection of themselves in Doc, the group grew to form the Artemis Medical Society, which now boasts a membership of over 4,700 women physicians of color from around the world.
This terrific news comes after parents and fans mounted a twitter campaign, #RenewDocMcStuffins, in support of the series saying it provides a positive role model for young viewers, as well as an important portrayal of a black, female doctor.
Thanks to everyone who showed their love and support for the series and has helped to make this happen!