ABC Reveals Whether ‘The Good Doctor’ Will Be Returning For A Full Season

Let the good times, or in this case the Good Doctor roll!

If you’ve loved the first two episodes of ABC’s The Good Doctor, starring Freddie Highmore, then you’re not alone. The network has officially picked up the drama for a full-season order, and it’s only been two weeks.

“We are thrilled to announce that we are giving our viewers additional episodes of The Good Doctor,” ABC Entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said in a press release, as reported by Just Jared on Tuesday. “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 follows the life of Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Highmore), who is not only a really young surgeon, but one with autism and savant syndrome. He moves from a small country town in order to become a doctor at St. Bonaventure Hospital, and to say it’s a bit of an adjustment would be an understatement.

The series also stars Nicholas Gonzalez (as Dr. Neil Melendez), Antonia Thomas (as Dr. Claire Browne), Richard Schiff (as Dr. Aaron Glassman) and more.

The Good Doctor is the second freshman series to get picked up for a full season by any network so far this fall. The first was freshman comedy Young Sheldon on CBS. Both shows are about a young person, with extraordinary talents… coincidence? We don’t think so!

The Good Doctor airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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