Use of Time wrote:
To answer your question. If there is a new series I could definitely see a "new" character. Sometimes even the acting ability can transcend the writing. (See Picardo, Robert)
Exactly. There was nothng in the original bible for Voyager to indicate that the EMH was going to be a breakout character, but then the writers discovered just how great Picardo was in the role and started giving him more and more to do.