Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was a western drama set in the 1800s and followed Dr. Michaela “Mike” Quinn, a physician, who moves from Boston to the Colorado Springs in search of adventure. Despite the fact that it aired on Saturdays, the show was a huge hit and ran for six seasons from 1993 to 1998 when it was canceled. It’s also spawned two TV movies, Dr. Quinn: Revolutions and Dr. Quinn: The Heart Within. Because the show was such a hit, we have 9 things you didn’t know about the popular series:
9. Casting Dr. Quinn
Jane Seymour was a last minute casting choice. She received the script at 7 A.M. one day and had to decide by the next day at 10 A.M. if she wanted to play the titular character, Dr. Quinn. Less than 12 hours later at 6 A.M. she began wardrobe fittings for the series. The reason why she signed onto the project so quickly was because her ex-husband had left her about $9 million in the hole, so she was looking for any TV project available and Dr. Quinn was the first one that came along.