ABC Announces Renewal of ‘The Good Doctor’

by Quentin Blount

It is official. Fans of the ABC hit show The Good Doctor can sleep peacefully at night now knowing that the show has been renewed for a fifth season.

The announcement comes just a couple of weeks ahead of the season finale of the show’s fourth season. The medical drama currently ranks as the top program in the Monday night 10/9 CT slot. It has a total of 7.1 million viewers and is widely considered to be one of the top entertainment series in that particular time slot.

The show follows and centers around Dr. Shaun Murphy, who is played by Freddie Highmore. The fan-favorite doctor is a young man with autism and savant syndrome. Throughout the series, he uses his incredible medical talents to help patients in the St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit.

In addition to Highmore, other stars on the show include Richard Schiff, Antonia Thomas, Hill Harper, Beau Garrett, Christina Chang, Fiona Gubelmann, Will Yun Lee, and Paige Spara. The show’s executive producers are David Shore, Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee. The Good Doctor first made its debut back in 2017.

With the news of its renewal, The Good Doctor becomes ABC’s first scripted series to get renewed for the 2021-2022 season.

“We can’t wait for what’s to come when #TheGoodDoctor returns for another season!” the show’s official account tweeted.

Fans Excited to Have Another Season of ‘The Good Doctor’

Fans of the popular ABC show took to social media on Monday to express their excitement over the news. It definitely comes at the perfect time, as the final episode of its 17-episode season will finish on Monday, May 17 at 10 p.m. ET.

One Twitter user replied to the official Good Doctor account saying that today was the “best Monday ever” thanks to the news.

“This is the best MONDAY ever,” one fan commented. “So happy. #TheGoodDoctor has been renewed for a 5th Season. Congratulations to all the cast and crew for the hard work during these difficult times!!! You did it!!!!”

“YAY!!! I knew it!!! I just knew it!” another follower wrote. “That means more drama, more emotional scenes, more excitement. Can’t wait to see them all again next season. And I can’t wait to see Shaun and Lea and their daughter! Ahhh!!! Yay!!!”

The Good Doctor is available to stream on Hulu for those who want to check it out. Meanwhile, ABC has not yet made decisions on whether or not to renew the dramas Station 19, A Million Little Things, Big Sky, For Life, Rebel, and The Rookie.