The show must go on.
Dr. Terry Dubrow isn’t just back on TV with “License to Kill” and “Botched” — he’s helping other fan-favorite shows make their own return to the small screen.
“If there was ever a show that could practice safely in this environment, it’s a surgical show. Let’s be honest,” Dubrow told Page Six recently, “we got it completely wired. We’re the masters of personal protective equipment.”
As for other shows, like the “Real Housewives of Orange County” — where his wife Heather was a cast member for four years, from Season 7 to Season 11 — he believes they can resume safely as well.
Dubrow, 61, explained, “I will tell you, the same production company that does ‘Botched’ does the ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ and they’re extremely careful. They actually asked us — of course they had other experts come in — but they asked [us], as surgeons, ‘Hey, what do we do? What’s our protocol?’ We actually helped them establish their protocol.”
“So I think ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ is going to be extremely safe because the girls will be tested frequently, they will use safety measures, and it’s by the same company that does ‘Botched,’ so they know how to do this,” he concluded.
Page Six reported in May that “RHOC” cast members Shannon Beador, Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Emily Simpson had begun to self-shoot scenes. Some of the women also attended a filmed cast trip in July.
Meanwhile, when it came to filming “License to Kill,” Dubrow had nothing to worry about in front of the camera. All of the medical drama happened before the show even got started.
“Season 2, it’s a little bit different,” he said. “Season 1 was mostly about doctors who used their medical training and skills to go off the deep end and essentially become serial killers. The motivations for Season 2 are a little different and it’s harder to determine how they were getting away with it for so long. It’s much more of a medical mystery this season.”
“This season is really chilling, but I don’t want to turn anybody off from going to their doctor because most doctors are fabulous. Nurses and healthcare workers, they’re doing it for all the right reasons,” he said, before joking, “But every once in a while, just like any other human being, they go off the deep end. And when we go off the deep end — stand back.”
Don’t hold your breath to see any dark turns from Dubrow, though.
“I’ve gone off the deep end a long time ago, but in a different kind of way; I think the crime is against comedy and humor,” he joked. “I think I’m incredibly funny, but rarely do other people think I’m as funny. That’s my crime.”
“License to Kill” airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET on Oxygen and “Botched” airs Mondays on E! at 9 p.m. ET.