The Doctor Is In The House This January When DOC MARTIN Returns to KCET For Its Seventh Season


Ariel Carpenter                     




The Doctor Is In The House This January

When DOC MARTIN Returns to KCET For Its Seventh Season


KCET Celebrates The Return of The Highly Rated and Acclaimed Series with Special Trip for Two from LA to London Sweepstakes


Viewers Can Catch Up In December with "Double Features" and A Behind-The-Scenes Special on Thanksgiving



BURBANK, Calif. - November 18, 2015 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced today that the network's busiest doctor, Martin Ellingham, will be making house calls again when the hit UK series DOC MARTIN returns with season seven (rumored to be the last) at 8 p.m. PT on January 14, 2016DOC MARTIN season seven will be televised exclusively in the Southern California market on KCET.

To kick off the promotional campaign for the return of its highest-rated series, KCET will be treating fans to a special behind-the-scenes episode on Thanksgiving entitled DOC MARTIN: SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS (Thursday, November 26 at 8 p.m. PT) followed by an opportunity for viewers to catch up on the recent storyline with special back-to-back episodes telecast as a "double-feature" throughout the month of December (starting Thursday, December 3 - December 24 at 8 p.m. PT) so that the new season can premiere January 14 without interruption.

Starting December 1, KCET will launch a special across-the-pond sweepstakes where a lucky winner will experience firsthand the city that launched the Doc's career-London, England. Pleasant Holidaysand the London Hilton on Park Lane are offering KCET viewers a chance to win a trip for two that includes roundtrip air travel from Los Angeles to London and a six-night stay at the centrally located London Hilton on Park Lane, just moments away from Oxford Street, vibrant Soho, and Buckingham Palace. More details can be found by visiting kcet.org/London starting December 1. No donation is required for entry.

DOC MARTIN is a dramedy that stars Martin Clunes as Dr. Martin Ellingham, whose truculence and tactlessness cause mayhem in a small Cornish community. The series details the trials and tribulations of the brash Ellingham, a celebrated London surgeon who is forced to quit his job after developing a blood phobia. Much to his chagrin, he finds work as a general practitioner in the sleepy village of Portwenn. After a jaw-dropping cliffhanger wrapped up season six, the season seven opener kicks off with Ellingham going after Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz) and their baby as they depart for Spain.


Shot on location in the picturesque seaside village of Port Isaac during the filming of DOC MARTIN's highly anticipated seventh season, DOC MARTIN: SEVEN GRUMPY SEASONS is the third behind-the-scenes look at the international hit series. Featuring interviews with producers, cast members, and director Ben Gregor, this Thanksgiving special is an enjoyable sneak peek at what Martin Clunes - the Doc himself - is calling the "best" season yet. 

For more information, please visit www.kcet.org/shows/Doc_Martin.  Join the conversation on social media using #DocMartin 



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