‘The Good Doctor’ Renewed For Season 4
In news which was not unexpected, but nice to have confirmed, ABC has renewed ‘The Good Doctor‘ for Season 4 the US network has announced.
From ‘House’ creator David Shore, the series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. As his friendships deepen, Shaun continues to tackle the world of dating and romantic relationships, and work harder than he ever has before, navigating his environment to prove to his colleagues that his talents as a surgeon will save lives.
“‘The Good Doctor’ has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity,” commented Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “David Shore’s thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore’s nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I’m excited to see where they take us next.”
Alongside Highmore, the series stars Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, Paige Spara as Lea, and Jasika Nicole as Dr. Carly Lever.
“We are incredibly thankful to ABC for all their continued support and to David Shore for bringing ‘The Good Doctor’ to television at the exact right moment,” adds Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television, who produce the drama with ABC Studios. “The show’s complicated, surprising and emotional journey is the perfect prescription for right now.”
The renewal was rather expected, given that ‘The Good Doctor’ is ABC’s most-watched show this season after 35 days of delayed viewing across all linear and digital platforms, averaging 15.6 million Total Viewers with multiplatform playback. It is also the season’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in Total Viewers, soaring by +6.41 million viewers from its Live+Same Day average to its Live+35 Day average. In addition, the ABC drama nearly triples its Live+Same Day Adult 18-49 rating after 35 days of playback, spiking by +175% to stand as the No. 1 broadcast gainer this season. Based on original telecasts, ‘The Good Doctor’ is Monday’s No. 1 series in Total Viewers and ranks among the season’s Top 10 series overall (No. 9).
David Shore is the executive producer and showrunner on the series. Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers.
‘The Good Doctor‘ Season 3 is currently airing on Sky Witness in the UK and ABC in the US.
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