Do you find yourself eagerly awaiting the next episode of ABC’s hit medical drama, The Good Doctor?
If you are waiting for the same updates, then you’re not alone! With its compelling storylines and talented cast, this show has captured the hearts of viewers across the country. But wait—is there a new episode airing tonight? As die-hard fans know, keeping up with television schedules can be tricky.
In this article, we’ll answer that burning question and give you all the details on what to expect from your favorite doctors at St. Bonaventure Hospital. So grab your popcorn, and let’s dive in to see if the show will air another episode tonight or not.
Firstly, if you have been keeping up with this medical drama television series developed for ABC by David Shore, then you’ll know that the recent sixth season of The Good Doctor aired its finale episode, “Love’s Labour,” a few days ago on May 1, 2023, which was viewed by 3.87 million US viewers.
Much to the fans’ delight, the finale was surprising when we saw how the season chose to end the plot, which has led to much speculation about whether there will be another episode premiere this week or not. How can the fans not debate its return as much as they want to know about the next upcoming plotlines?
So, we understand your anticipation and would like to clear up all the confusion that has been circulating all over social media. Right now, we can assure the readers that the beloved series will not return for new episodes anytime soon or in the summer season! The sixth season has ended on a high note and will be continued on a recently renewed seventh season.
Hence, this makes it clear that no episodes will be premiering anytime soon. But if you want to know details about The Good Doctor Season 7 then you’ve reached the right place! As we have complied all the crucial details about whether the fans can expect the series to make its return sometime later this year or not. Continue reading to find out more.
The Good Doctor Season 7: When is the new season expected to premiere on ABC?
It is not a surprise that the show was picked up for another season, as The Good Doctor ranks as the #1 entertainment series in Monday’s 10 p.m. hour this season among adults 18–49, tying NBC’s Quantum Leap. It drew more than 9 million total viewers in the sixth season.
Additionally, the series jumps nearly six times over its initial Live+Same Day rating among adults 18–49 this season, up 478% after 35 days of multiplatform viewing.
As stated above, even though the sixth season of The Good Doctor has ended, that doesn’t mean that the new one will start to premiere in a few weeks. If you have been keeping up with the show, then you’ll know that it has a history of taking a break for a few months before premiering brand-new episodes. So, we are certain that the same will be applied to the seventh season.
The filming is expected to commence sometime around August 2023 in order to be ahead of schedule and release the show sometime later in the fall of 2023 at the same time slot of 10 pm/9c, every Monday on the ABC network. This can only happen if the production starts on schedule in the next few months and the network decides to roll out the series just like the prior season without unnecessary delays.
In addition to this, we would like to point out that, at this point in time, this is just pure speculation!
Moving forward, anything can be changed, and these details will be confirmed later by the network. So, we urge the readers to be up-to-date with the official social media handles of the show. Also, check out the official renewal announcement as shared on The Good Doctor’s Twitter handle, quoting, “Get your scrubs ready, as #TheGoodDoctor is coming back for a new season.”
In the meantime, take a look at the official renewal announcement post below:
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) April 19, 2023
The Good Doctor Season 7: What to expect in the new season?
For the fans who are wondering what happens next, we can assure you that as of this writing, the exact plotline for the seventh season has been kept under wraps. But it is without a doubt clear that the plot of the next season is expected to continue from the sixth season’s finale episode, “Love’s Labor,” which will follow Shaun and Lea as they head to the delivery room and everyone from the hospital is there, except for one very important person. Meanwhile, a tragic accident involving Drs. Perez and Kalu pull everyone away, including Dr. Murphy.
Moreover, the main cast members who are expected to return in the next season are as follows: Freddie Highmore as Shaun Murphy, Fiona Gubelmann as Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Alex Park, Christina Chang as Audrey Lim, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, Bria Samoné Henderson as Jordan Allen, Noah Galvin as Asher Wolke, Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman, and Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews. Savannah Welch, who plays Dr. Danica “Danni” Powell as one of the new residents in season 6, is also expected to return.
Right now, it’s safe to say that all the recurring cast members are anticipated to join the principal cast in the new season. “The Good Doctor,” is executive produced and co-show run by David Shore and Liz Friedman. Additional executive producers include Daniel Dae Kim, Erin Gunn, Thomas L. Moran, David Hoselton, Peter Blake, Jessica Grasl, Garrett Lerner, Mike Listo, Highmore, Shawn Williamson, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee. The series hails from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature.
Help us welcome baby Steven Aaron Murphy to the world and congratulate the new parents 😍 pic.twitter.com/nPvrjUXj1R
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) May 2, 2023
The Good Doctor Season 7 Episodes and Streaming Options
We would like to highlight that, as of writing this, we can assure the readers that the official episode count of the new season hasn’t been revealed by the network. But if we follow the pattern followed by the last few seasons, then the show is very likely to consist of at least 18 to 22 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 44 minutes, which are expected to drop on a weekly basis. This count can be changed in case the creators want to conclude the series with the seventh season, which will be confirmed later.
When released, all episodes of The Good Doctor along with prior seasons are currently on FuboTV and Hulu Plus, among other digital streaming services. Moreover, the series is also available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel.
— The Good Doctor (@GoodDoctorABC) May 5, 2023
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