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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Doctor Quinn
Name Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mentioned In Solitary
Genre Western, Family Drama
Created by Beth Sullivan
Seasons 6
Episodes 150 (plus 2 TV movies)
Running Time 47 minutes
Channel CBS
Original Run 1993-1998
Starring Jane Seymour
Joe Lando
Chad Allen
Jessica Bowman
Shawn Toovey

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American western/dramatic television series created by Beth Sullivan. Set in the American Old West, it stars Jane Seymour as a doctor who sets up her own practice in 1860s Colorado. The show ran on CBS for six seasons, from January 1, 1993 to May 16, 1998. In total, 150 episodes were produced, plus 2 TV movies which were made after the series' cancellation.


The series begins in the year 1867 and centers on a proper and wealthy female physician from Boston, Massachusetts by the name of Michaela Quinn, also called Dr. Mike (Jane Seymour). After the death of her father Josef Quinn, Dr. Mike sets out west to the small wild west town of Colorado Springs, to set up her own practice. She makes the difficult adjustment to life in Colorado with the aid of rugged outdoorsman and friend to the Cheyenne, Byron Sully (Joe Lando) and a midwife named Charlotte Cooper (Diane Ladd). After Charlotte is bitten by a rattle snake, she asks Michaela on her death bed to look after her three children, Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (played by Erika Flores and later Jessica Bowman) and Brian (Shawn Toovey). Dr. Mike settles in Colorado Springs and adapts to her new life as a mother with the children while eventually finding love with Sully. Furthermore, she casts herself into a one-woman mission to convince the townspeople that a female doctor can successfully practice medicine.


In Solitary, during an argument, Sawyer refers to Jack as "Dr. Quinn", referencing the titular character of the television series.

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