The popular TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman ran from 1993 until 1998 on CBS. It takes place in the 'Wild West', where a female doctor faces the prejudices and challenges in a small town dominated by men in the 19th century.
"Dr. Michaela Quinn" leaves her wealthy family in Boston and moves to a small mountain town in Colorado. The inhabitants were expecting a male doctor and want to immediately dismiss "Dr. Quinn". But she manages to win over the population of the town and stays!
"Dr. Quinn" was played by Hollywood star Jane Seymour. She won a Golden Globe Award for the role in 1996 as Best Actress in a TV Drama.
Jane Seymour still regularly appears on TV and on the big screen. She was in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers as well as having a steamy affair with Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother in 2006. Most recently, she had a recurring role on Jane the Virgin and also had a role in the 2016 comedy 50 Shades of Black. She was married four times and has three sons and a daughter.
One of the few people to support "Dr. Quinn" upon her arrival in the small town, is the dropout and friend of the Indians "Byron Sully". The two fall in love and have a daughter named "Katie" later.
Lando co-starred alongside Jane Seymour in a total of 143 episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. After the show ended, he regularly had guest roles on a vast number of TV series, including The Nanny, JAG and NCIS...
After the end of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Joe Lando starred in several series such as NCIS and The Secret Circle. He was last seen in the movie Sniper 7: Ultimate Kill.
After the death of her friend "Charlotte Cooper", "Dr. Quinn" takes care of "Charlotte's" three children "Matthew", "Colleen" and "Brian". For the first three seasons "Colleen" was played by Erika Flores and later by Jessica Bowman. Both withdrew from acting after the end of the series...
The eldest son "Matthew Cooper" was played by Chad Allen. He was a teen idol during the late 1980s as "David Witherspoon" on the NBC family drama Our House and as "Zach Nichols" on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads.
After Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Chad had smaller roles in various series such as General Hospital and Dexter and was seen in several theater roles. He announced his retirement from acting in April 2015.
During production for the 4th season of the show, Jane Seymour got pregant. If you look closely, you can even see her baby belly, which the costume department was trying to hide under her garments. Her pregnancy was ultimately written into the show, so "Dr. Quinn" then became pregnant as well...
Some of the cast's family members also appeared on the show from time to time. Joe Lando's wife was once cast as a saloon girl as well as Jane Seymour's sister. Jane Seymour's kids also appeared on the show.
Chad Allen had to wear a hair piece in the fifth season of the show, because he had gotten a pretty radical hair cut during the summer and before shooting the fifth season.