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ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’ to End With Upcoming Season 7

The Good Doctor

It’s been announced that the upcoming seventh season of ABC’s “The Good Doctor” will be the final chapter of the medical drama that stars (and is executive produced by) Freddie Highmore.

The Details

“The Good Doctor” debuted in 2017, and stars Highmore as autistic surgeon Shaun Murphy, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, his mentor at both the hospital and in life.

While it is an ensemble cast, the show centers on Murphy, who overcomes personal and professional hurdles while working at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

In his personal life, Dr. Murphy married his longtime love Lea (Paige Spara) at the end of Season 5, and Season 6 concluded with the two celebrating the birth of their son, Steve Aaron Murphy.

Highmore and Schiff return for the final season seven, along with Christina Chang (as Dr. Audrey Lim), Fiona Gubelmann (as Dr. Morgan Reznick), Will Yun Lee (as Dr. Alex Park), Noah Galvin (as Dr. Asher Wolke), Bria Samone Henderson (as Dr. Jordan Allen) and Chuku Modu (as Dr. Jared Kalu).

The show, from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature, attempted to introduce a spin-off called “The Good Lawyer” with an episode last season, but ABC decided to pass on the show, which would have starred Kennedy McMann and Felicity Huffman.

All six seasons of “The Good Doctor” are available to watch on Hulu.

The Good Doctor final season poster

Sneak Peek

Production on Season 7 is currently underway in Vancouver, and the strike-impacted shortened final season will consist of 10 episodes that will kick off on February 20, 2024 at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

ABC has released a farewell promo that contains highlights from the previous six seasons and culminates in a first look at the medical drama’s very last episodes.

Take a look:


“Thanks to David Shore and Liz Friedman’s creative direction and anchored by Freddie Highmore’s performance, The Good Doctor has captivated audiences, who have deeply connected with Dr. Shaun Murphy and the staff at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. “As we prepare to finish this beloved story, words cannot express our gratitude for the incredible cast, crew and our partners at Sony and ABC Signature for the lasting impact they’ve made.”

“Playing Dr. Shaun Murphy has been an immense privilege and one of the most remarkable and rewarding experiences of my life,” Highmore said. “I will always be grateful to David, Liz, and Erin as well as the hugely talented – and lovely – cast, writers, and crew who made this show possible. Caring deeply is what got us here. Thank you to Sony and ABC, and to everyone who has watched along at home. With love from Vancouver… tequila, stat!”