They aren’t doctors, but they do play them on TV.
To show their support for the real doctors and nurses and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and nurses from all over TV got together virtually to give a big thank you and maybe also give us a little burst of joy in these tough times.
The video starts with former House, MD star Olivia Wilde, who organized the whole thing, and includes appearances by Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser); Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy); Donald Faison, Zach Braff, and Sarah Chalke (Scrubs); Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie); Lisa Edelstein, Jennifer Morrison, Omar Epps, Kal Penn, and Peter Jacobson (House, MD), Julianna Margulies and Maura Tierney (ER), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), and even Jennifer Garner, who played a doctor in Dallas Buyers Club.
This isn’t the only thing the fake doctors have been able to do. TV shows set in hospitals have been donating masks, gowns, and other medical supplies for the past few weeks, and you can see below which shows have been helping out!
And if you’re now in the mood for a nice comforting medical show, we’ve got a nice little list for you (including where you can stream them) right here.
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