Good news for fans of The Good Doctor TV show. ABC has announced they’ve renewed the freshman series for a second season.
A medical drama, The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a new surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome. The cast also includes Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and Richard Schiff.
The Good Doctor: A Look at the Ratings
The renewal news is hardly surprising. Since its debut in September, The Good Doctor has been a breakthrough hit for ABC. Season one has pulled in strong ratings so far, averaging a 1.81 in the 18-49 demo and 9.83 million viewers.
Learn more about The Good Doctor season two renewal from this ABC press release.
ABC PRESCRIBES A SECOND SEASON OF TELEVISION’S NO. 1 NEW DRAMA “THE GOOD DOCTOR”
ABC has renewed the hit drama series “The Good Doctor” for the 2018-19 season, it was announced today by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment.
“‘The Good Doctor”s message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “This series has quickly joined the zeitgeist and broken records in the competitive television landscape. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Shaun Murphy will be back for another season.”
Currently in its first season, “The Good Doctor” has been a breakout since its premiere in 2017. It has become ABC’s most watched freshmen series in 13 years and is delivering triple-digit year-over-year time period increases to Monday’s 10 o’clock hour for ABC in Total Viewers (+172%) and Adults 18-49 (+162%). In fact, “The Good Doctor” is producing the strongest improvement to any hour across the major networks’ schedules this season.
Golden Globe(R) nominee, Freddie Highmore, stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.
“The Good Doctor” returns with an all-new original episode on Monday, March 12, at 10:00 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki.
The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and is also an executive producer.
[Press release via The Futon Critic]
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Good Doctor TV series? Will you watch season two on ABC?
This will be the final season because the writers are moving away from what made the show great and that was Dr. Murphy doing medicine. Now it’s like a soap opera and the last episode they didn’t even deal with any medical issues. It was lame. Now we have more controversy with a State investigation. Wake up Producer. Your writers as killing this show. Just as the writers of “Person of Interest” killed that show. It was based on helping people and top rated, then the writers morphed it into catch me if you can show. It died as it… Read more »
Awesome show I look forward to future episodes. I have a grandson with autism. Extremely intelligent, social struggles. This is something close to my heart. Best show and #1 in my watch list.
One of the best series my Lady and I have watched . Great job , keep it up.
Great show. Love it! So glad they’re having season 2.
So happy that it is being renewed.
Fully enjoyed each episode….Great actors working on this series
I am VERY glad that The Good Doctor has been renewed! Very interesting perspective and think the actors are great. THANK YOU!
When does the second season start?
Great programme. Always interesting. We are so happy to see it has been renewed for another season