The ABC Network announced today that it will be bringing back the popular prime-time drama series “The Good Doctor” for a second season. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made the announcement.
“’The Good Doctor’s’ message of inclusiveness resonates with our viewers and is a hallmark of what we aim to accomplish here at ABC,” Dungey said. “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.”
“The Good Doctor” has been a breakout series for ABC since its premiere in 2017. The show “has become ABC’s most watched freshman 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%),” the network noted in today’s announcement. “In fact, ‘The Good Doctor’ is producing the strongest improvement to any hour across the major networks’ schedules this season.”
From Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios, 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.
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.
“The Good Doctor” returns with an all-new episode on Monday, March 12.