ABC will check into The Good Doctor for Season 4. The network has renewed the medical drama for a fourth season, set to premiere fall 2020, TV Scorecards has confirmed.
The Good Doctor Season 4 will start on Monday November 2nd 2020, at 10pm, on ABC
The new season will be on Mondays at 10:00pm EST. See our ABC 2020 Fall schedule. ABC said of the renewal:
“The Good Doctor has been a cornerstone on Monday nights (…) 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.”
New actors and cast in season 4
The “Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin, as well as Summer Brown, Miss America Bria Henderson and “The Kill Team” star Brian Marc will play first-year residents at St Bonaventure Hospital. The new team of actors in season 4 will be managed by long-time residents Dr Shaun Murphy, Dr Claire Brown and Dr Alex Park. Contrary to what had been announced in the previous season, Dr Alex Park will remain in St Bonaventure, Deadline revealed on October 1st, 2020.
Deadline revealed that Noah Galvin will play Dr. Asher Wolke, who decided to distance himself from an orthodox Jewish sect before going to medical school. Summer Brown will play Dr. Olivia Jackson, a prestigious Harvard and Oxford graduate. Bria Henderson will play Dr. Jordan Allen, a Baptist, who finds strength from daily prayers. Brian Marc will portray Dr. Ricky Guerin, an avid surfer but hard worker who wants to progress fast as a resident and doctor.
Beau Garrett is making a comeback & other news for season 4
TVline also announed that Beau Garrett who was featured as a regular in Season 1 will come back in her role as Jessica Preston in the two-part Season 4 premiere that will air on Monday, Nov. 2. Her return takes place two years after the sudden departure from the show, which was a surprised when it took place back in 2018.
The new season will be influenced by the pandemic: The trailer featured below for season 4 shows how the St Bonaventure staff and doctors work through the pandemic with protective gear against the virus. Shaun and Lea’s relationship is also affected as it becomes socially distant among the pandemic (powered by Zoom calls!). We’ve learned the new couple’s future will be tested.
The Good Doctor Season 4 trailer is now available
About the renewal news for season 4, the producer Sony Pictures Television added:
“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; the show’s complicated, surprising and emotional journey is the perfect prescription for right now.”
Renewal/cancellation Status: Renewed for Season 5
TVscorecards user score: 89%
About this show:
ABC has renewed the hit drama series "The Good Doctor" for the 2021-2022 season for season 5, it was announced by ABC. The renewal takes place despite a 30% decrease in ratings versus the previous season. Still, The good doctor averages over 4 million viewers per episode in 2021.
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
"'The Good Doctor' has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity," said Burke. "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."
"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; the show's complicated, surprising and emotional journey is the perfect prescription for right now," said Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television.
"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. "The Good Doctor" is 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).
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.
David Shore is the executive producer and showrunner. Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers.
Medical drama follows Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit.
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