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The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

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Photo Credit:  ABC/Bob D'Amico
  • Premiered: 
    September 25, 2017
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2013 South Korean TV series (Good Doctor) 
  • Subject Matter: Medical
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  • Season 1
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  • Season 2
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  • Season 3
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  • Season 4
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim, THE GOOD DOCTOR is a one-hour drama series that centers on 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, 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 sophomore season of THE GOOD DOCTOR premiered on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. Fiona Gubelmann, Will Yun Lee, Christina Chang, and Paige Spara have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2. In the season opener, "Hello," Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize (new recurring guest star Lisa Edelstein), and face a difficult decision about his health.

Season 3 of THE GOOD DOCTOR premiered on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. As his friendships deepen, Shaun tackles the world of dating for the first time and continues to work harder than he ever has before, navigating his environment to prove to his colleagues that his talents as a surgeon will save lives. In the season opener, "Disaster," written by David Shore, following what he believes was a disastrous first date with Carly, Dr. Shaun Murphy proposes a radical surgery to save a newlywed woman's life. Meanwhile, after the new chief of surgery, Dr. Audrey Lim, announces that the residents can lead surgeries, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park compete for the chance to operate on an elderly patient who has been diagnosed with cancer.

THE GOOD DOCTOR returns for its fourth season on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In "Frontline (Part 1)," the first installment of the two-part season opener, Dr. Shaun Murphy treats a patient with an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team at San Jose St. Bonaventure has ever seen before. As safety protocols and quarantines increase due to the global pandemic, Lea and Shaun's new relationship will become tested; and Dr. Alex Park gets ready to move back to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to his family. Meanwhile, Dr. Morgan Reznick navigates her way around the clinic following her departure from the surgery team and unknowingly puts herself and several members of the staff in danger. Finally, Dr. Claire Brown continues to work through her grief, still reeling from the sudden death of Dr. Neil Melendez.

On Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the fifth season of THE GOOD DOCTOR. The season opener, "New Beginnings," was written by David Shore and Liz Friedman, and directed by Mike Listo. Shaun and Lea's upcoming engagement party has everyone in a festive mood after their return from Guatemala. Meanwhile, a young single mother learns her son may have contracted his cancer from a surprising source, and Mateo finds out if his previous issues in America will be resolved. After a two-month break, THE GOOD DOCTOR returned with new episodes on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC. In the mid-season premiere, "Rebellion," now that Shaun has called off the wedding, he is forced to confront Lea about their relationship and determine what he really means to her. Meanwhile, the team debates their opinions on plastic surgery, and Lim hopes to expose Salen's (guest star Rachel Bay Jones) cover-up over an infant's death to take her down before it is too late.
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ABC premiered the Season 5 finale of THE GOOD DOCTOR on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT. In the season ender, "Sons," Shaun and Lea make a big life decision and are pleasantly surprised by the support they receive from their friends at the hospital. Meanwhile, when Dr. Wolke's parents show up with a revelation, Asher struggles to accept that he and his father may never truly understand one another. Written by Jessica Grasl & Nathalie Touboul and directed by David Shore.

THE GOOD DOCTOR has been renewed for a sixth season.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by ABC Studios

Settings

  • St. Bonaventure Hospital - San Jose, California USA