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The Good Doctor Just Got Great News From ABC

The Good Doctor Just Got Great News From ABC”

After impressive premiere and Week 2 hold, ABC's breakout new drama The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore has received a full-season pickup, earning an early Back 9 order to bring its freshman total from 13 to 22 episodes.

Dungey also went on to explain that The Good Doctor is now the No. 1 Monday night drama, has increased ABC's viewers during the 10 o'clock slot by 50% and, thanks to TV playback, the premiere episode is the most watched episode of any network in three years.

The Good Doctor follows Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit.

"We are thrilled to announce that we are giving our viewers additional episodes of 'The Good Doctor, '" said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. The new ABC drama is also the biggest gainer in TV playback, with its debut telecast jumping by 5.5 million viewers making it the biggest debut for any new series on any network in 3 years. The second episode of the series aired Monday night, also netting a 2.2 and 10.9 million viewers. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. Richard Schiff, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Hill Harper and Beau Garrett co-star.

The Good Doctor is based on a 2013 South Korean series of the same name and was originally developed by CBS Television Studios in 2015 before it landed at Sony Pictures Television Studios and ABC Studios, who are co-producing the project. David Shore is writer and executive producer.



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