The Good Doctor Season 6: Will the new episodes return in January 2023?

The Good Doctor Season 6: Will the new episodes return in January 2023?
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When will the popular medical drama for a sixth season return? Continue reading to find out.

Ever since the premiere of the ninth episode, “Broken or Not,” a few days ago on December 12, 2022, the viewers have been anticipating if the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in 2023 or not. The demand is more so ever since the quote by Shaun, “After six open houses, I am convinced that ‘fixer-pper’ is code for decrpit.”

So, if you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot! As we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the release date and plot, then look no further! 

Here is everything we know so far about when The Good Doctor Season 6 will be back on ABC.

The Good Doctor Season 6: When will the new episodes premiere?

Unfortunately, the new series will not return on the network until 2022, so fans will have to wait a little longer, which is about a month. The new episodes are confirmed to release next year on Monday, January 23, 2023, with the 10th episode titled, “Quiet And Loud,” at the same time slot of 10/9c on ABC and later on Hulu. Additionally, the official titles and synopsis of these upcoming episodes have not been revealed as of December 30, 2022. So, we highly urge viewers to catch up with the prior episodes of the sixth season to get an idea of how the story will unfold. 

The cast members who will return in the episodes are 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, Hill Harper as Marcus Andrews, and Richard Schiff as Aaron Glassman. On the other hand, the official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers, quoting, “BRB streaming #TheGoodDoctor all winter break until it’s back on January 23rd” Take a look at the official post below: 

The Good Doctor Season 6: A quick recap of the season so far

The exact episode count has not yet been disclosed, we can anticipate that it will consist of a total of 22 episodes, with each episode lasting between 41 and 44 minutes on average. The season will ultimately depend on the story that the show wants to convey to the audience, which has been turned into a screenplay to look for and see the unexplored dynamics. Here is the episode guide for your understanding:

Episode 1: Afterparty: Shaun and Lea’s long-awaited wedding reception is interrupted by a violent attack at the hospital and the entire team must mobilize to save the victims. Meanwhile, the trauma of seeing people he cares for in life-threatening situations is affecting Shaun in more ways than one.

Episode 2: Change of Perspective: On their first day as surgical attendings, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park are introduced to the first-year residents they will be overseeing, Dr. Danica Powell and Dr. Daniel Perez, who make quite the first impression. Meanwhile, Lim returns to work while facing her new reality and the emotions surrounding the changes.

Episode 3: A Big Sign: The team treats a famous marriage counselor after she injures her ankle from falling, but when she offers relationship advice to them, Dr. Morgan Reznick quickly spots that their patient might be experiencing something far more serious. Meanwhile, Dr. Audrey Lim is determined to get to the bottom of what really happened in the OR during her surgery and sets off on her own internal investigation.

Episode 4: Shrapnel: The team operates on a military reenactor whose attempt at authenticity has created an explosive predicament that even Dr. Shaun Murphy couldn’t predict. Meanwhile, Dr. Jordan Allen and Dr. Daniel Perez are in a race against time as they search for a severed foot.

Episode 5: Growth Opportunities: Shaun, Asher, and Powell treat a young patient on Halloween with a rare hereditary disease, sending them down an uncharted path. Meanwhile, Glassman and Shaun must overcome their differences to work together to try and find a solution for Lim’s paralysis.

Episode 6: Hot and Bothered: In the midst of a heatwave, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Danica Powell are at odds when it comes to their patient’s surgery. Their heated stalemate tests Shaun’s patience and his willingness to compromise. Meanwhile, when the hospital loses power, Lea and Dr. Aaron Glassman are forced to come up with a quick solution or risk a total shutdown that could risk patients’ lives.

Episode 7: Boys Don’t Cry: When a woman pregnant with sextuplets arrives at the hospital, Dr. Marcus Andrews must split the doctors into teams to ensure their health and safety following their high-risk delivery. Meanwhile, Shaun and Lea must face their own hurdles as they discuss starting a family.

Episode 8: Sorry, Not Sorry: Drs. Shaun Murphy, Asher Wolke, and Aaron Glassman meet a patient with an infected surgical sponge that was left in their abdomen. Meanwhile, Dr. Morgan Park must face her own past when she treats the victim of a sexual assault in an all-new episode.

Episode 9: Broken or Not: Dr. Shaun Murphy unknowingly creates a competition between Drs. Danica Powell and Daniel Perez when he introduces a new performance rating system; Dr. Morgan Reznick may have crossed a line with Dr. Alex Park.

If you want to catch up with all the seasons, fans can stream “The Good Doctor,” which is currently available to watch on fuboTV and Hulu Plus, among other digital streaming services. 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 at the 10/9c time slot. Take a look at the latest promo of the upcoming episode below: 

The Good Doctor 6x10 Promo "Quiet And Loud" (HD)

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for The Good Doctor Season 6 to premiere on ABC and Hulu next year.