The Good Doctor scores full season order at ABC
The Good Doctor has received a full season order from ABC, EW has confirmed.
The drama stars Freddie Highmore as a young surgeon — Dr. Shaun Murphy — with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. 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.
The news comes after the David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim drama has aired only two episodes. The series debuted to 11.22 million same-day viewers and a 2.2 in 18-49 demographic; those numbers jumped to 16.9 million and 3.7 when factoring in the Live +3 numbers. The order marks the first new drama to receive a back nine pickup. Young Sheldon was the first comedy.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are giving our viewers additional episodes of The Good Doctor,” says ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey. “We have an amazing team in front of and behind the camera, led by Freddie Highmore’s incredibly nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, and we’re confident the show will continue to captivate our audience.”
The Good Doctor airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.