Dave Coulier to Co-Create and Lead Medical Drama Series ‘Doctor Dave’

“Doctor Dave,” a new medical drama series starring Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone on the sitcom “Full House,” is in development from Dan Merchant’s Going Local Productions. Coulier and Merchant co-created.

Coulier plays Dave, “a beloved pediatrician who uses humor and compassion to care for his patients and for the diverse and eccentric ensemble of co-workers at a struggling Detroit hospital.”

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“I first worked with Dave on our radio show comedy ‘Live + Local’ for Great American Pure Flix, but it was at a time when he had just endured a very heavy personal loss,” Merchant, who will serve as showrunner, says in a statement. “Dave was so candid about this loss and shared his pain in such a gentle way – and then turned it on when the cameras rolled and made me laugh so hard… just got me thinking about the kind of show I’d love to see Dave do next and that show is ‘Doctor Dave.'”

Coulier currently hosts the podcast “Full House Rewind,” a rewatch podcast for the sitcom, which features behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with guests like Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, and Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner. He also appeared on Netflix’s “Fuller House” and directed five episodes.

Merchant recently released the second season of the series “Going Home” for Sony Affirm, which has been nominated for the KLOVE Fan Awards for TV/Streaming Impact and voting remains open. The series, available to stream on Great American Pure Flix, follows hospice nurses who help guide patients and loved ones with finding peace.

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