Description: St. Elsewhere was a popular American medical drama. The series aired from 1982 through 1988. The series takes place in St. Eligius hospital in Boston. Nicknamed St. Elsewhere, the hospital is a decaying city teaching hospital where Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels star as teaching doctors. Lasting six seasons, St. Elsewhere addressed serious issues of life and death, but never ranked higher than 49th place in the yearly rankings.